Information for fans attending Robbie Williams concert
19th June 2017, 9:27 am By Principality Stadium
* Plan ahead to arrive early * Leave bags at home, where possible
Those visiting Cardiff on Wednesday evening are being advised to leave plenty of time to get into Cardiff and the Principality Stadium.
Robbie Williams is visiting the Welsh Capital on Wednesday (June 21st) on his world tour and with 50 000 people expected to be in the city, there will be a full city centre road closure in place from 6.00pm until 11.30pm.
Principality Stadium has issued new policies on bringing bags into the stadium, as well as information on prohibited items and body searches. Only small bags, no larger than 35cm x40cm x19cm will be allowed into the stadium.
Those travelling by car are being strongly advised to use the Event Park & Ride Facility at Cardiff City Stadium in Leckwith. Given that this event is taking place on a week day, city centre car parks are expected to be busy.
Those travelling by train are being strongly advised to travel into Cardiff in ample time, as the train network is also expected to be very busy. There will be limited extra services after the concert and customers are advised to return directly to Cardiff Central, where a queuing system will be in operation –
https://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/principalitystadium/. Queen Street Station will close at 9.45pm.
Full City Centre road closure from 6.00pm until 11.30pm which includes:
• 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 & 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 & 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.
The following roads will be closed from 9pm until 11.30pm
• Saunders Road from the junction with St Mary Street
• Customhouse Street throughout its length
• Penarth Road from the junction with Saunders Road to the entrance leading to the back of the Cardiff Central
The Authorities are advising that 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 these issues are resolved.
Can you cycle or walk?
Those that 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 that 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.
All customers are being advised to buy a ticket (return if needed) from the first available ticket dispenser/office or from the Arriva Trains Wales Ticket app before you board the train. Revenue Protection Teams will be operating during this event. As with all large events in Cardiff, all customers are advised to plan ahead – www.arrivatrains.wales/events
Event Park & Ride
The Event Park & Ride is at Cardiff City Stadium (Leckwith).
Cost is £8 if you pre-book through www.parkjockey.com/principality-stadium or £10 payable in cash on the day.
Staff will be available at the car park from 12 Noon, will open with the first bus at 12.30pm and the last bus will leave the pick-up point at 11.30pm.
You can access the park & ride facility by exiting the M4 from Junction 32. The drop off point is Tresilian Way North, at the rear of Cardiff Central Train Station.
Sophia Gardens – Event-day parking will be available at Sophia Gardens and will cost £15 in cash on the day. No pre-booking is available.
The car park will be staffed until 11.30pm. To get to Sophia Gardens exit the M4 via junction 32.
Civic Centre – Access to the Civic Centre will be controlled, with access allowed only for match-day parking, loading and access to private car parks. The roads affected include, King Edward V11 Avenue, Museum Avenue, City Hall Road, College Road and Gorsedd Gardens Road. The cost is £15 payable for each car in cash on the day or £12 if you pre-book through – https://www.parkjockey.com/homes/event
Coach parking is available in the Civic Centre and costs £20 per coach, payable in cash on the day. No pre-booking is available.
Disabled drivers are advised to use Sophia Gardens. Additional capacity is also available at various private car parks. Please check individual websites for availability.
Buses will be diverted out of the central city centre bus stops. Bus displaced from stops within the closure will relocate to either Churchill Way for the East. Greyfriars Road for the North and Tudor Street for the West. Please visit the various bus operators for changes to their services:
For Cardiff Bus services, please visit – www.cardiffbus.co.uk
For New Adventure Travel Services, please visit – https://www.natgroup.co.uk/
For Stagecoach Services, please visit – www.stagecoachbus.com
Shoppers are advised to make use of the dedicated Shopping Park & Ride sites at Pentwyn or County Hall.
Or city centre car parks are also available:
North Road Car Parks
St David’s Shopping Centre
Capitol Shopping Centre
NCP – Adam Street, Dumfries Place and Greyfriars Road
National Express – National Express coaches will use Sophia Gardens as usual.
St Mary Street taxi rank (outside the House of Fraser) will be closed from 6.30pm and will re-open from 11.30pm.
Mill Lane Taxi Rank will not affected and open throughout the day and night.