Travel Advice: Wales vs Italy RBS Six Nations Rugby International, 1 February 2014

  • Arriva Trains Wales will be providing extra train services and additional seating capacity where possible to cater for fans traveling to the Wales v Italy Six Nations game at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 1 February.

    The game will kick- off at 14:30 and around 72,000 fans are expected at the stadium. 

    Train services are expected to be very busy. For the return trip, customers are advised to ensure they make their way to Cardiff Central Station with plenty of time to catch services advertised in the normal timetable as only a limited number of additional services will be provided beyond 19:00. 

    Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Customers are also advised to buy a return ticket as they offer better value than two singles and also to avoid queuing at the ticket machines. 

    As usual the British Transport Police will be on duty and passengers who are deemed not fit to travel due to excess alcohol consumption will not be allowed on the trains. 

    Cardiff Queen Street station will be closed as usual after 16:00. 

    The usual post-event queuing management system will be in place at Cardiff Central station after the event, allowing passengers to board their train in the most efficient and safe manner. The weather forecast in predicted to be very cold and we advise passengers to wrap up warmly. 

    Station staff will be distributing:

    1. Copies of the queue plan to passengers during the day and this is also available to download here

    2. Plastic information cards to passengers which contains Top Travel Tips travelling to events at the Millennium Stadium and train times.

    If passengers are not attending the game, we would strongly recommend they travel at a different time to avoid the crowds. Every effort is made to provide as much additional capacity as possible for major events in Cardiff and all available trains will be in use.

    Ebbw Vale passengers - please note that there is a dedicated queue for passengers travelling to Rogerstone, Risca, Crosskeys, Newbridge, Llanhilleth and Ebbw Vale Parkway at the front of the station. Please do not join the Cardiff and Valley lines queue which goes via rear of the station / Penarth Road entrance as you will not be guided to the Ebbw Vale services. 

    Full train times and fares information can be obtained by visiting www.buytickets.arrivatrainswales.co.uk or by calling National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50. www.nationalrail.co.uk 

     Arriva Trains Wales would like to thank customers in advance for their patience and wish fans a safe and pleasant journey