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Cardiff travel warning with Wales rugby and football matches

Wales' last World Cup qualifier was a 1-1 draw at home to Georgia in October Image copyright Getty Images

People visiting Cardiff were warned to expect delays on the road and rail with Wales' rugby and football teams are both in action on Saturday.

Wales beat Argentina 24-20 in a rugby autumn series game at the Principality Stadium, which kicked off at 17:30 GMT.

Chris Coleman's side drew 1-1 with Serbia in a football World Cup qualifier at Cardiff City Stadium.

Trains between Cardiff and Swansea are now running as normal, after earlier disruption.

Westgate Street, Park Street and Scott Road were closed from 15:30 to 20:30.

Following the Wales v Argentina match, Cowbridge Road East from its junction with Cathedral Road to the junction with Westgate Street, along with Castle Street, Duke Street, Wood Street and St Mary Street were all shut.

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Cardiff council said train services into the city would be busy all day, with extra capacity on Marches, north Wales and Ebbw Vale lines after 21:30.

Cardiff Queen Street station closed at 18:45 and queues at Cardiff Central after the match are expected to exceed two hours.

After the Wales v Serbia match, Grangetown station will be for people travelling on Penarth, Barry and Vale of Glamorgan services only while Ninian Park Station will be for people travelling to Waun-gron Park, Fairwater and Danescourt.

For valleys and main line services, fans must use Cardiff Central.

Buses will be diverted away from city centre stops and will relocate to Churchill Way for those travelling east, Greyfriars Road for the north and Tudor Street for the west.

St Mary Street taxi rank was closed from 15:00 until 21:30 but the Mill Lane rank is open as normal.


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