Cardiff Bus is offering advice to commuters heading into the city centre on Wednesday 10 April as students gather at the Principality Stadium for the Cardiff V Swansea Varsity rugby match.
The bus operator is alerting customers to road closures, route diversions and bus stop changes being put in place in the city centre from 6pm to 10pm.
The Baycar (service 6) will follow normal route from the Bay to Cathays Park, however the return journey to the Bay will divert along North Road, Boulevard De Nantes, Dumfries Place, Station Terrace, Bute Terrace and Customhouse Street. Evening Baycar journeys that start from the city centre will start from Customhouse Street (stop JL).
The 8 and 9 from Heath Hospital to Cardiff Bay/Sports Village and the X45 from St. Mellons to Cardiff Bay Asda will follow normal route to Kingsway, then run along Castle Street, Cardiff Bridge, Lower Cathedral Road and Fitzhamon Embankment, returning to normal route at Tudor Street.
Passengers who would normally catch services 8, 9 & X45 to the Bay from Westgate Street are advised to use bus stop KB on Castle Street (opposite the Castle) or Tudor Street. From the Bay, Sports Village and Cardiff Bay Asda, the 8, 9 & X45 will run via Penarth Road to Bute Terrace and then return to normal route to Churchill Way.
Service 13 from Drope to the Bay will follow normal route through Canton, then call at Tudor Street and divert along Clare Road, Penarth Road to Bute Street. The 13 from the Bay to Drope will follow normal route along Bute Street then divert along Penarth Road and Clare Road, calling at Tudor Street then continuing to Canton.
Services 11, 28, 28A, 28B, 30, 35, 44, 45, 49, 50, 52, 57, 58, will follow their Friday & Saturday night diversions into the city centre along Station Terrace and Bute Terrace. This means that services 11 and 28, 28A, 28B will start/end at Hayes Bridge Road; the 35, 44, 45, 49 and 50 will start from Bute Terrace and the 30, 52, 57, 58 will start from Customhouse Street.
While the 9C, 13 (evening journeys to/from Drope), 15, 17, 18, 25, 61, 63, 64, 66, 92, 94, 95 to Barry, the 95A, 95B and 96, 96A will begin at Tudor Street.
The 21, 23, 24 and 27 will all start from Greyfriars Road.
Services 92, 93, and 94 will all start from Tudor Street.
Finally, there are no changes to the city circle 1 & 2, the 51 & 53 and the X59.
Cardiff Bus commercial manager Gareth Stevens said:
“The Varsity grudge match is the highlight of the student calendar and is an exciting sporting occasion which brings thousands of students into Cardiff.
“As ever we are reminding our customers of route diversions and bus stop alterations in the city centre which will come into effect this Wednesday and could impact their journey.
“As such we would urge all those travelling into the city centre to plan ahead and check all the travel information before their journey.
“For all the details on our services visit our website and social media channels @CardiffBus for further information, or to call our customer service helpline on 02920 666 444.”