Wales v France: Great Western Railway providing 52 trains for Sunday’s Six Nations fixture

Great Western Railway will provide 52 trains and more than 27,000 seats for fans attending Sunday’s Wales v France Six Nations fixture.

Trains are expected to be very busy immediately after the match at the Principality Stadium and a queueing system will be in place outside Cardiff Central station. Fans are reminded to allow plenty of time to queue to board trains safely.

GWR will operate a total of 27 trains to Cardiff ahead of the 1500 kick-off, with a further 25 trains carrying rugby fans home afterwards.

In a repeat of the system in place for Wales’ Six Nations fixture against Scotland last month, supporters travelling east towards Newport will be asked to queue on the square in front of Cardiff Central, rather than from Riverside Car Park.

Six Nations Map Wales – France

GWR Operations Director, Richard Rowland, said:

“We are pleased to once again be able to support travel to/from the Principality Stadium; however customers are advised that trains immediately before and after the match will be really busy, and a queuing system will be in place at the station.

“We would encourage customers to check journey times and allow sufficient time to board trains safely.”

Transport for Wales Head of Performance, Adam Terry, said:

“We’ll be providing as much capacity as possible on services in and out of Cardiff before and after the game, but we’d advise all customers to plan their journeys careful, leave plenty of time to travel and check for the latest updates throughout the day using our website or our award-winning mobile app.

“Our major events team work incredibly hard to ensure everyone gets into Cardiff and home again safely and we’d like to thank our customers in advance for their patience towards our staff and their fellow passengers during another busy weekend on the rail network.”

GWR is delivering five additional services before the match, providing an extra 2,600 seats, with circa 3,000 extra seats (on five additional trains) after the event to get people home, on top of the usual train timetable.

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