Wales v New Zealand: Extra trains added for rugby fans

Extra trains out of Cardiff Central station have been added to cope with thousands of rugby fans leaving the Wales v New Zealand match on Saturday.

First Great Western will put on 14 additional trains, amounting to almost 7,000 extra seats.

Arriva Trains Wales said more trains will run to Newport and the valleys, as well the extra 21:20 GMT service to Holyhead.

Cardiff Queen Street station will be closed from 18:45 GMT.

A spokeswoman for Arriva advised passengers not going to the match to avoid travelling from Cardiff after the game, which kicks off at 17:30 GMT.

She added: "The usual post-event queuing management system will be in place at Cardiff Central station after the match, allowing passengers to board their train in the most efficient and safe manner.

"Customers are advised to ensure they make their way to Cardiff Central station with plenty of time to catch their train home as it is likely to be very busy and seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis."

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