South East Wales

Cardiff travel warning ahead of Wales v South Africa rugby match

New queuing system trial at Cardiff Central train station

With 50,000 people expected to watch Wales play South Africa in the last of the autumn internationals, fans are being urged to travel to Cardiff early.

A full city centre road closure will be in place from 15:30 GMT ahead of kick-off at 17:30 at the Principality Stadium on Saturday.

Cardiff Council urged fans to get to the stadium as "early as possible".

Rail services will run from Cardiff Central and Queen Street after the game with queues expected.

All valley lines services will depart from Queen Street after 19:00.

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Image caption A queuing system will be in place at Cardiff Central Station

Arriva Trains Wales urged fans to buy return tickets to avoid lengthy queues after the game.

Buses will not stop in the city centre during the road closures and will be diverted along Churchill Way, for east services, Greyfriars Road for north, or Tudor Street for the west.

For safety reasons Station Terrace, close to central station, will remain closed until 01:00 on Sunday.

St Mary Street taxi rank, outside the House of Fraser, will be closed from 15:00, reopening from 21:30.

The taxi rank on Mill Lane is not affected and will be open as normal.

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