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Travel Advice for WWE Clash at the Castle

25 August 2022

Roads closures and travel advice for ‘Clash at the Castle’ at Principality Stadium on September 3

With the first stadium event for WWE in the UK in the last 30 years, ‘Clash at the Castle’ is coming to Principality Stadium on September 3rdand a full city centre road closure will be in place between 12 Noon until 12 Midnight on health and safety grounds to ensure people can safely enter and leave the stadium.

Please plan your journey in advance and leave plenty of time to get into Cardiff and the Principality Stadium.

Those attending this event are strongly advised to leave large bags at home and pay attention to the prohibited items listed at principalitystadium.wales before they travel into the city.

Road closures

From 7am, access to Scott Road and Park Street will be managed to ensure vehicles do not park in the road closure area.

The following roads will be closed as part of the full city centre road closure, between 12 Noon and 12 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 Street, High Street, Saint Mary Street, Caroline Street, Wood Street, Central Square, Westgate Street, Quay Street, Guildhall Place, Golate, Park Street, Havelock Street and Scott Road.
  • Station Terrace can only be used by buses and isn’t a through route for traffic. Enforcement measures are in place on this route.

 

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.

Penarth Road (back of Cardiff Central Railway Station) from the junction of St Mary Street through to the entrance off Penarth Road will close between 9pm and midnight to help TfW with the queuing fans.

 

Trains

Transport for Wales is running a full timetable and there is no railway upgrade work affecting services in and out of Cardiff on Saturday 3 September, but services will be very busy so please allow plenty of time for your journey.

Post-event queues for mainline services will be on Central Square and queues for Valleys services will be to the rear of the station.

Visit tfw.wales or the new TfW app for the latest travel information.

If you have any issues on the railway, please speak to a conductor or, for more serious matters, you can text the British Transport Police on 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40. In an emergency, always call 999.

 

Civic Centre Event Day Parking

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 at the car park – card payments are also now available.

Parking time: The car park will open at 8am and closes at 12 Midnight.

 

Civic Centre Event Day Parking (Coaches)

Cost: £25 payable on the day (cash only)

Parking time: The car park will open at 8am and closes at 12 Midnight.

 

Park & Ride facilities

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

The drop off and pick up point in the city centre is at Fitzhamon Embankment.

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

The cost is £10 payable on the day – card payments are available.

The car park will open at 9am, with the first bus leaving at 9.30am. The last bus will leave the pick-up point at 12 Midnight with the car park closing at 12.30am.

 

Event Day Parking at Sophia Gardens

Sophia Gardens (cars)

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

Sophia Gardens Event Day Parking

Getting there: Exit junction 32 off the M4

Cost: £15 payable on the day at the car park – card payments are now available.

Parking time: Car park opens at 8.00am and closes at 12 midnight

Please note: Sophia Gardens car park will be staffed until 7.00pm 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.

 

Bus

Local buses:

Bus services will be diverted while the city centre road closures are in place

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

For Stagecoach services, please visit: Welcome to Stagecoach (stagecoachbus.com)

For Cardiff Bus services, please visit: https://www.cardiffbus.com/principality-stadium

For Adventure Travel services, please visit: https://www.natgroup.co.uk/

 

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

 

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.

 

Shopping Parking

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, 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.

Please check individual websites for availability.

 

Taxis

St Mary Street taxi rank (outside the House of Fraser) will be closed from 12 Noon until 12 midnight. To travel out of the city via the south by taxi, please use the taxi rank on Lower St Mary Street, where taxi marshals will manage the taxi queu