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Coldplay concert travel advice

Coldplay will be performing at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on Tuesday 6 June Wednesday 7.

There will be a full city centre road closure from 4pm until midnight on both days.

The M4 motorway and surrounding trunk road Network are expected to be very busy. For up to date traffic information on the motorway and trunk roads go to the Traffic Wales website, or @TrafficWalesS on Twitter and Facebook.

Those attending the concert are being advised to get into Cardiff and the stadium early. The stadium gates open at 5pm.

Road closures

From 7am, Scott Road and Park Street will be closed because 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 from 4pm to midnight.

Kingsway from its junction with North Road to its junction with Duke Street.
Cowbridge Road East from its junction with Cathedral Road to its junction with Westgate Street.
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).
The following roads will be closed in their entirety: Duke Street, Castle St, 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.
Station Terrace and Guildford Street from the junction with Newport Road to the junction with Churchill Way will be access for buses only during the times of the road closures. This is to ensure that there is reliable access for buses to the satellite points in Churchill Way.
Additionally, Penarth Road will be closed during the times of the road closures 30 minutes before the concert finishes and up to hour after the concert ends on safety grounds for train passengers arriving and departing from the train station. 

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.

Trains

Transport for Wales (TfW) is carrying out infrastructure upgrades across the Core Valley Lines network for the South Wales Metro, resulting in buses replacing rail on services north of Pontypridd (Treherbert and Merthyr Tydfil Lines) and Mountain Ash (Aberdare Line) on June 6 and 7.

TfW will be providing additional capacity where possible, but services are expected to be very busy.

Post-event queues for mainline rail services will be on Central Square and queues for Valleys services will be at the back of the station. Cardiff Queen Street station will close at 10pm, except for direct journeys to Cardiff Bay.

Due to the finishing time of the event there are no post-event services to Birmingham or Holyhead. Visit www.tfw.wales or the new TfW app for the latest travel information.

Great Western Railway (GWR) will run extra trains from Cardiff Central to Swansea, Newport, Bristol and Swindon.

Coaches - Big Green Coach

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Park & Ride

Park & Ride is available at Cardiff City Stadium at Leckwith, accessed from junction 32 off the M4. The drop off point will be at Fitzhammon Embankment.

The Park & Ride is 1.5 miles from the city centre which takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes. The cost is £12 payable on the day.

Staff will arrive at the car park at 9am when the site opens, with the first bus leaving at 9.30am. The last bus will leave Fitzhammon Embankment at midnight and the park & ride site will close at 12.30am the following morning, after each concert.

Park & Walk

Park & walk will operate from County Hall car park in Cardiff Bay. It will open at 2pm and will close at midnight. The cost to park is £5.

Civic Centre Parking (Cars and Coaches)

Cost: £20 payable on the day at the car park - card payments are also now available. Opens at 8am and closes at midnight.

Sophia Gardens Parking (Cars)

Cost: £20 payable on the day at the car park - card payments are now available. Opens at 8am and closes at midnight.

Sophia Gardens car park will be staffed until midnight, all vehicles are left on site at the owner's risk. Any vehicles left in the car park after closing time will be fined.

Buses

Bus services will be diverted during the road closures.

Cardiff Bus services will divert to the satellite pick-up and drop-off bus stops from 4pm until the last bus. You can see the diversion bus stops for Cardiff Bus services after 4pm here. Stagecoach services here and Adventure travel here.

National Express coaches will use Sophia Gardens as usual. At 3pm, National Express Services will leave and arrive from Cathedral Road.

Can you cycle or walk?

If you live in Cardiff, you may want to cycle or walk. Research shows that 52% of car trips made in the city are less than 5km - a distance that can be comfortably cycled in 20 minutes.

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.

Shopping Parking

City centre car parks are also available: North Road Car Parks, St David's Shopping Centre, John Lewis, Capitol Shopping Centre, and NCP (Adam Street, Dumfries Place and Greyfriars Road.)

Disabled parking

Disabled drivers are advised to use Sophia Gardens. Disabled parking is also available at various private car parks.

Taxis

St Mary Street taxi rank (outside the House of Fraser building) will close at 4pm and will re-open at midnight.

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