Monday 11 Apr 2005
FOOTBALL FANS ADVISED OF CHANGES TO SOUTH WALES SERVICES
- All First Great Western train services between London Paddington and Cardiff will be diverted via Gloucester, with journey times extended by 45 minutes. On Saturday there are scheduled services leaving Paddington at 0700 and 0800 and two additional services at 0723 and 0808. On Sunday trains will be leaving Paddington at 0850, 1000 and 1100.
- There will be no trains running between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff, with a limited bus shuttle service operating. Football supporters are advised to make alternative arrangements if travelling from this area.
- Wessex Trains services between Taunton, Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Temple Meads are also subject to alterations.
- Arriva Trains Wales will be operating a frequent 'park and ride' shuttle service between Newport and Cardiff Central before and after the match on both days. Services on other routes into and out of Cardiff will be strengthened as much as possible.
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