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Vital travel advice for thousands attending Pride’s Big Weekend

Thousands of people flocking to the Pride Cymru Big Weekend are getting vital travel advice from Cardiff Bus.

The operator is alerting attendees to road closures and route diversions ahead of the hugely successful event set to take place across Cardiff this weekend.

From Friday until Sunday thousands of people are expected to fill the capital’s streets and celebrate LGBTQ+ communities across Wales.

During the three days Cardiff Bus will have numerous road closures and diversions in place before, during, and after the event.

On Friday roads around Cathays Park will be closed, with the Baycar diverting along Park Place, Corbett Road and North Road. While the Queen Street end of Churchill Way will be closed from 6am to 12pm between Friday and Sunday for a street party, which means that customers who usually catch service 35 from stop HR on Churchill Way will need to go to bus stop HZ on Station Terrace (opposite Queen Street station entrance) instead.

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On Saturday there will be a full city centre road closure in place from 11am to 1.15pm to accommodate the Pride Parade, with buses diverting and starting from different city centre bus stops.

Services departing from Canal Street will include the 1 and 2, 8,9, and 9A, the 13 to Cardiff Bay and the Sports Village, the 54 to Channel View and the X45 to Cardiff Bay Retail Park. Services departing from Customhouse Street include the 6 Baycar, and the 91, 92, 93, and 94.

Departing from Churchill Way will be the 8, 9, and 9A to Heath Hospital, also the 44 and 45, and 49 and 50, 51, and 52, 57 and 58, and the 61 to Pengam Green. The x45 to St Mellons and the x59 will also be leaving Churchill Way.

The 13 to Drope, along with the 15, 17, and 18 will depart from Tudor Street, while the 25, and 61 to Pentrebane, along with the 95 to Barry, the 95 and 95B, 96, and X91 will also leave from this stop.

Finally, services 21,23, and 24 will leave from Greyfriars Road, along with the 27,28, 28A and 28B, the 30 and 35, the 53. The 54 to Cyncoed, the 86 and the 95 to Heath Hospital will also leave from Greyfriars Road.


Cardiff Bus commercial manager Gareth Stevens said all information on the route alterations and closures could be found on its website www.cardiffbus.com or via its social media pages during the weekend.

Mr Stevens said: “The Pride Cymru Big Weekend is set to be a fantastic celebration for everyone across Cardiff and we hope everyone has a brilliant time.

“To ensure everyone can attend and enjoy the event we will continue running our services throughout the city, which service stops near, and surrounding, the event.

“Our website and social media pages will contain vital travel information and updates throughout the weekend to ensure all those attending are kept informed.

“Once again we’d like to wish everyone a great weekend.”