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Cardiff Bus alerts passengers of diversions ahead of Royal visit

Cardiff Bus

Cardiff Bus customers are being alerted of diversions ahead of the Royal visit of King Charles III on Friday 16th September, and Queen Elizabeth’s funeral on Monday 19th September.

To facilitate King Charles III’s visit to the capital this Friday, some city centre roads will be closed from 06:00 until approximately 18:00. Customers should be aware that during this time the following diversions apply:

Journeys on the Baycar, service 6 and CAVC Rider will start and end at Customhouse Street JL . Bus stops on St Mary Street will not be in use.

Journeys on routes 7, 8, 9 and X45 from Grangetown will follow their normal route to Penarth Road/Clare Road junction then divert via Penarth Road, Callaghan Square and then St. Mary Street Underpass and Mill Lane to Canal Street (route 7) or Callaghan Square and Bute Street Underpass to Bute Terrace JK for services 8, 9 and X45.

Journeys towards Cardiff Bay/Sports Village on 8, 9 and X45 will follow their normal route as far as Bute Terrace then via Customhouse Street, Central Station (Southside) and Penarth Road to Penarth Road/Clare Road junction then back to normal route.  Customers wishing to board in the city centre can do so from Customhouse Street JL. This will mean stops on Clare Road and Tudor Street will not be served.

Journeys on routes 21, 23, 24 and 35 will start and end at Greyfriars Road GN (Southside opp. New Theatre).    Towards the city buses will travel via Colum Road and Park Place.

Journeys on route 27 will start and end at Kingsway (temp stop near to the final outbound bus shelter – stop GC).

Journeys on routes 44, 45, 49 and 50 will start and end at Bute Terrace JK.  Journeys towards the city centre will follow their normal route to Newport Road then divert via Station Terrace, lower Churchill Way, Bute Terrace, Bute Street underpass,

Callaghan Square, Bute Street underpass to Bute Terrace JK.  Journeys from the city centre will start from Bute Terrace JK then run via their normal route to St Mellons/Llanrumney.  This will mean stops on Castle Street (stop KC) and Westgate Street (Royal Hotel KH) will not be served.

Journeys on route 95 that extend to UHW Heath Hospital will operate via Scott Road and Park Street to Central Square (Wood Street stop JR) and then via Tudor Street, Lower Cathedral Road, Cathedral Road, Cardiff Road, Western Avenue and A48 slip

Road into UHW Heath Hospital.  Journeys between Cardiff city centre and Barry will not be affected.

Journeys on routes 1, 2, 4, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 25, 28, 28A, 28B, 30, 32, 51, 52, 53, 57, 58, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 92, 93, 94, 95 (see above for through journeys to/from UHW), 96 and X59 are not affected and will follow their normal route within the city centre.  Bus stops on these routes remain unchanged.

As a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II, Sunday bus timetables will be adopted on Monday 19th September on the day of her funeral.

Gareth Stevens, Commercial Director of Cardiff Bus, reminds customers to plan their journeys before travelling.

He said: “With the visit of King Charles III to Cardiff this coming Friday, and with the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday 19th, there will be some disruption to bus routes and timetables that we would like our customers to be aware of. However, we would like to assure our customers that we will do everything possible to minimise the impact these route changes will have, and we ask that all customers plan their journeys in advance.

“We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family at this very sad time, from everyone here at Cardiff Bus.”