Bus passengers and those heading to the capital for the Cardiff Half Marathon on 27th March are being urged by Cardiff Bus to plan their journeys in accordance with their travel advice.
The bus operator is alerting passengers to diversions and bus stop changes throughout the day from the first bus until 15:15, although each route will be affected at different times.
Route 6 (baycar) will see services suspended until 14:00.
From 10:30, buses on routes 8 and 9 between Cardiff Bay/Sports Village and Heath Hospital will operate via Park Place, Colum Road, and North Road. Following this, from approximately 10:30 until 15:15 buses will operate via North Road instead of Park Place and Colum Road to and from Heath Hospital. Additionally, route 8 will start and end at Mermaid Quay instead of County Hall until 12:30.
Route 13’s 09:33 and 10:33 departures from Drope and the 10:05 and 11:05 departures to Drope will start and end at Canton Home Bargains. The 11:33 journey from Drope and 12:05 journey to Drope will start and end at
Park Street – entering and exiting the city via Tudor St and Neville St, not serving Westgate Street or Cardiff Bridge.
Routes 17 and 18 will start and end at the Royal Hotel bus stop on Westgate Street before 09:00 and again between 11:00 and 12:00, entering and leaving the city centre via Fitzhamon Embankment/Tudor Street not serving
Westgate Street or Cardiff Bridge. Between 09:00 and approximately 11:00 buses will start and end at Canton Home Bargains and will not be serving the city centre.
Routes 21, 23, 24, 25, and 27 will start and end at Greyfriars Road until 12:00. These services will not serve any other bus stops in the city centre during this time.
Route 25’s first two journeys of the day will start from Canton Home Bargains. The 11:15 departure will start from Park Street leaving the city centre via Tudor Street, not serving Westgate Street or Cardiff Bridge.
Route 28B will start and end at Greyfriars Road until 12:00. From the first bus until 14:30 buses on this service will operate a different route between Fidlas Road and the city. Until 10:30 buses will operate via Park Place, Colum Road, North Road, Caerphilly Road and Heathwood Road in both directions. From 10:30 until 14:30 buses will operate via Boulevard De Nantes, North Road, Caerphilly Road and Heathwood Road in both directions.
Route 30 from the first bus until 13:00 will start and end at Newport Road near its junction with City Road.
Route 35 will start and end at Greyfriars Road until 12:00. Additionally, until 14:30 buses between the city centre and Gabalfa Interchange will use North Road outwards and Crwys Road, Crown Way and North Road towards the city centre.
Routes 44, 45, 49, and 50 will start an end at Wyndham Arcade entering the city via Station Terrace; Bute Terrace; Customhouse Street; St. Mary Street until 09:00. Between 09:00 and 13:00 buses will start and end at Newport Road near its junction with City Road.
Buses on routes 52, 57, and 58 will operate via Newport Road and Colchester Avenue in both directions between 09:00 and 14:00, not serving Albany Road or Richmond Road. Additionally, between 09:00 until 13:00 buses will start and end at Newport Road near its junction with City Road.
Route 61’s 06:25 and 07:25 departures from Pentrebane will end at Park Street. The 06:50 and 08:15 journeys from the city centre will start from Park Street and exit the city via Tudor Street and Neville Street and will not serve Westgate Street or Cardiff Bridge. From 09:00 until 11:00 buses will start and end at Canton Home Bargains. From 11:00 until 12:00 buses will start and end at Park Street, not serving Westgate Street or Cardiff Bridge.
Route 63’s first two outward journeys of the day will start from Canton (Home Bargains) and operate via Llandaff Road to Penhill and then follow the normal outward route.
Routes 92 and 94 departing from the city centre at 08:50, 09:20, 09:50, 10:20, 10:50 and 11:20 will operate from Wood Street via Tudor Street, Virgil Street, Cornwall Street, North Clive Street, Clive Street, Ferry Road (ASDA),
A4232, Leckwith Interchange, Llandough, Redlands Road, Foxglove Rise, Bramble Rise, Cowslip Drive and Pill Street not serving Penarth Road. The 09:38, 10:17, 10:47, 11:17, 11:47 departures from Penarth Town Centre will operate reverse of this route and will not serve Cogan Leisure Centre.
Route 96A will start and end at Canton Home Bargains until 11:00 and will run along Cowbridge Road East instead of Lansdowne Road.
Service X59 will start and end on Newport Road near its junction with City Road until 13:00.
Gareth Stevens, Commercial Director at Cardiff Bus said: “We are alerting customers travelling in and around Cardiff during the half marathon to route changes which could affect their journeys during the day.
“There will be a number of diversions and bus stop changes in place to ensure our customers can continue to travel throughout the city when the road closures are in place.
“We’d like to wish all those taking part in the half marathon good luck and remind anyone with queries about travel to visit our website www.cardiffbus.com.”