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Travel advice for Monster Jam at Principality Stadium

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Monster Jam at the Principality Stadium

This Saturday May 19th, there will be a partial road closure in the city centre from 12.30pm until 6.30pm for the Monster Jam event at Principality Stadium.

All ticket holders are being advised that there will be enhanced security checks when entering the stadium.Fans are strongly advised toleave large bags at home and pay attention to the prohibited items listed at principalitystadium.wales  before they travel into the city.

Road closures

From early in the day, Scott Road and Park Street will be closed as a result of the need to prepare Gate 5 and protect queuing fans.

The following roads will be closed as part of the full city centre road closure (12.30pm until 8.30pm)

  • Tudor Street from its junction with Clare Road to its junction with Wood Street (access for residents and traders will be permitted via Fitzhammon Embankment.)
  • Plantagenet Street and Beauchamp Street from their junctions with Despenser Place to their junctions with Tudor Street (access for residents and traders will be permitted.)
  • Saunders Road from its junction with St Mary Street.
  • Customhouse Street throughout its length (access to private car parks will be permitted).
  • Penarth Road from its junction with Saunders Road to the entrance leading to the rear of the Central Train Station.
  • The following roads will be closed in their entirety: High Street, St Mary Street, Caroline Street, Wood Street, Central Square, Westgate Street, Quay Street, Guildhall Place, Golate, Park Street, Havelock Street and Scott Road.

Additions:
Civic Centre: Access to part of the Civic Centre will be controlled throughout the day, with access allowed only for event parking, limited commuter parking, loading and access to private car parks.

Roads affected include: King Edward VII Avenue, Museum Avenue, City Hall Road, College Road and Gorsedd Gardens Road.

From 6.00pm until 9.30pm, Station Terrace will be closed. Cars will be able to exit the Capitol Shopping Centre car park via North Edward Street, Station Terrace and travel northbound onto Newport Road and Dumfries Place.

Please note:
If there are any safety concerns in connection with crowds queuing to go into the venue prior to gates opening, there may be a need to close Wood Street and Westgate Street earlier, along with lane restrictions adjacent to Gate 1 on Cowbridge Road East.

If there are any safety concerns relating to the queuing system at Cardiff Central Train Station, then Wood Street, Westgate Street, Park Street, Havelock Street, St Mary Street, Penarth Road, Saunders Road and Customhouse Street will remain closed until safety concerns are remedied.

Fans are therefore urged to plan to arrive at the stadium in plenty of time, leave large bags at home and pay attention to the prohibited items listed viawww.principalitystadium.wales

Trains

Great Western Railwayis advising all customers that bus services will replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway on both Saturday and Sunday. Those travelling from Bristol Temple Meads will need to take a replacement service to Bristol Parkway and change for a connecting service to Cardiff.

Due to the Royal Wedding taking place in London, the rail network to London is expected to be very busy on Saturday.

Arriva Trains Walesis advising all customers that train services in the Cardiff area will be busy all day and extra capacity will be added where possible.

A post-match crowd management system will be in place at Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street stations.

Cardiff Queen Street Station is to be used for all local and valleys services, including Penarth, Barry, Coryton, Radyr, Merthyr, Treherbert, Aberdare and Rhymney services.

All services to Maesteg and Ebbw Vale services should use Cardiff Central. All of the information in Arriva Trains Services during event days can be viewed viawww.arrivatrains.wales/events

Passengers are advised to plan their journey in advance atwww.nationalrail.co.ukor by calling Travel Line Cymru on 0800 464 0000.

Event Park & Ride

Event Park & Ride is available at Leckwith and can be accessed from junction 33 off the M4 and then follow signs to the site.

To pre-book Park & Ride visit –https://www.parkjockey.com/principality-stadium

The drop off point is Tresillian Way North, at the back of the train station.

The Park & Ride is 1.5 miles from the city centre which take approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

If you pre-book, the cost is £8 or £10 payable on the day (cash only)

Staff will arrive at the car park at 8.30am, with the site opening at 9am and the first bus leaving at 9.00am. The last bus will leave the pick up at the pick-up point at 7pm with the car park closing at 7.30pm.

Motorways and trunk roads

As with all major events, ticket holders are encouraged to plan well ahead and make allowances for busy motorways and trunk roads. The M4 corridor and Cardiff is expected to be very busy.

Event Day Parking

Sophia Gardens (cars)

(Approximately, 0.5 mile walk to the Principality Stadium, Gate 2).

Sophia Gardens Event Day Parking

Getting there: Exit junction 32 of M4

Cost: £15 payable on the day at the car park (cash only)

Parking time: Car park opens at 8am and closes at midnight

Please note: Sophia Gardens car park will be staffed until 6.30pm, all vehicles are left on site at the owner’s risk. Cardiff Council will not be held responsible for any theft or damage to motor vehicles or personal possessions. Any vehicles left in the car park after closing time will be fined.

Civic Centre Event Day Parking (cars)

Getting there: Exit Junction 32 of the M4, head south on the A470 towards the city centre and follow signage to the civic centre.

Cost: £15 payable on the day (cash only) or £12 if you pre-book. To pre-book your parking, click on to: https://www.parkjockey.com/principality-stadium (this is available to cars only).

Parking time: The car park opens at 7.30am and will open at 8am and all cars must be either removed or have a pay and display ticket displayed by 8am on Sunday May 20th.

Can you cycle or walk?

Those who live locally in Cardiff may want to travel by bicycle or walk. Research shows us that 52% of car trips made in the Welsh capital are less than 5km. This is a distance that can be comfortably cycled in 20 minutes.

We also know that 28% of Cardiff residents who currently do not cycle would like to do so.

When the roads are congested this makes cycling an even more attractive option as travel by bicycle would be quicker than a car during rush hours or during big events.

Disabled parking

Disabled drivers are advised to use Sophia Gardens. Disabled parking is also available at various private car parks. Please check individual websites for availability.

Taxis

St Mary Street taxi rank (outside the House of Fraser) will be closed from 12.30pm, and will re-open from 8.30pm

Bus

Local buses: 
Buses will be diverted out of the central city bus stops. Buses displaced from stops within the closure will relocate to either Churchill Way for the east, Greyfriars Road for the north or Tudor Street for the west.

Please visit the relevant bus operator’s website for more information about your specific bus route.

National Express:
 
National Express coaches will use Sophia Gardens as usual.

Rhys Gregory
Editor of Wales247.co.uk

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