The UEFA Champions
League Final is coming to the National Stadium of Wales (The Principality Stadium), Cardiff on Saturday 3
Cardiff will also host the Women’s Champions League Final on
Thursday 1 June at Cardiff City Stadium and the free UEFA Champions Festival at
Cardiff Bay from Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 June.
Tens of thousands more people will be flocking to Cardiff and it
is anticipated to be the biggest, busiest sporting event ever hosted by Cardiff.
Extra train services and capacity will be added however all train services in
the Cardiff area will be much busier than usual over this period.
In particular, on Saturday 3 June, the day of the UEFA Champions
League Final, train services are expected to be exceptionally busy throughout the day into
the early hours of Sunday morning and there will be some amendments to
Please check your journey plans before you travel at www.arrivatrains.wales or www.gwr.com
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Cardiff services will be extremely busy all day and there will be some temporary timetable changes affecting both local and mainline services in the area.
If you don't have a ticket for the match, or your journey isn't essential, please think about travelling to or via Cardiff on a different day.
If your journey is essential or you are travelling to the match on Saturday 3 June:
Customers are advised to book now and travel as early as possible to arrive in Cardiff before 13:00
If you are travelling on GWR London - Cardiff and Bristol - Cardiff services, you must book a specific train to travel on for both inwards and outwards journeys . Seat reservation will not be available on GWR services.
Customers for local Cardiff and Valleys services, are advised where possible to use Cardiff Queen St station all day on Saturday 3 June as Cardiff Central station will be extremely busy.
Due to the extra late night services provided on Friday 2 June for the UEFA Champions Festival in Cardiff Bay, there will be some early morning timetable amendments to local Cardiff and Valleys / Vale of Glamorgan services on Saturday 3 June 2017.
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Arriva Trains Wales services coming into Cardiff Central will be reduced and there will be no Arriva Trains Wales services leaving Cardiff Central.
Local Cardiff and Valley services that normally run from Cardiff Central will run from Cardiff Queen Street station. (There will be no local Cardiff and Valleys services stopping at Cardiff Central station)
Arriva Trains Wales Local Cardiff and Valleys services coming into and out of Cardiff Queen Street will be reduced. There will be no Vale of Glamorgan line, Coryton line, City line or Penarth services.
From 23:00, Cardiff Central station will only be open for services to Bristol, London, the Midlands, the Marches and West Wales (Swansea). Some trains will run until approximately 05:00 Sunday 4 June 2017 however please check the time of your last train home.
For a return journey on GWR services to Bristol/London you will need to book an hourly time slot; please arrive 30 minutes before your allocated time slot
After 23:00 there will be no train services running from Cardiff to:
For local Cardiff and Valleys services please use Cardiff Queen Street
Local Cardiff and Valleys services will run until approximately 01:00 Sunday 4 June. Shuttle train services will run between Pontypridd / Caerphilly and Cardiff Bay (including Cardiff Queen St). Customers will need to change at Pontypridd / Caerphilly for onwards travel
A post-match queueing system will be in place at Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street after the match to get everyone home safely. Detailed maps will be available here nearer the event
At this free event, you can see the UEFA Champions League trophy, watch some football matches on a floating pitch and enjoy the festival atmosphere. Cardiff Bay services are expected to be busier during this festival and crowd management will be in place.
On Friday 2 June, after the Festival, for mainline and local Barry / Penarth services please walk to Cardiff Central station. There will be limited additional Cardiff Bay services between 23:00 and 01:00.
For opening times and what's on at the UEFA Champions Festival visit
00:01 Monday 29 May to 06:00 Sunday 4 June 2017
All Cardiff Central Station car parks:
• Penarth Rd Car Park
• Saunders Rd Car Park
• Riverside (Fish Jetty) Car Park
will be closed to the public from 00.01 Monday 29 May until 06:00 Sunday 4 June 2017.
This is for security, operational and safety requirements to facilitate customer queuing systems for the UEFA Champions League Finals and Festival.
Please make alternative parking arrangements during this period. For information about Cardiff City Centre and Cardiff Bay road closures and park and ride facilities during the UEFA Champions League Finals and Festival ( 1-4 June) visit
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