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Extra Great Western Railway trains for last of June's super Tuesday concerts in Cardiff

Great Western Railway will operate extra trains for music fans attending the final in a series of June blockbuster concerts at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

The train operator will provide additional services to help get people home following the Foo Fighters tomorrow, Tuesday 25 June.

GWR will operate 10 extra trains, providing more than 5,000 additional seats.

Trains are, however, expected to be very busy, with thousands of concert goers walking the short distance from the Principality Stadium to Cardiff Central station following the gigs.

In total five services will run from Cardiff to Swansea from 2252, with 10 services from Cardiff towards Newport (and beyond) from 2230:

  • 2230 - Bristol Temple Meads (2334)
  • 2242 - Newport (2257)
  • 2252 - Bristol Temple Meads (2343)
  • 2300 - Bristol Temple Meads (2350)
  • 2315 - Bristol Parkway (2348), Swindon (0011)
  • 2320 - Bristol Temple Meads (0003)
  • 2330 - Bristol Temple Meads (0043)
  • 2340 - Bristol Temple Meads (0037)
  • 2343 - Bristol Parkway (0026), Swindon (0049)
  • 0013 - Bristol Temple Meads (0056)

TfW queue map

In a repeat of the queueing system in place for the recent Taylor Swift concert, people travelling east towards Newport will be asked to queue on the square in front of Cardiff Central station, rather than from Riverside Car Park.

GWR Customer Service Director Rachel Geliamassi, said:

“Principality Stadium is expecting nearly 50,000 people to attend this concert, many of whom will choose to do so by taking advantage of the ease of travelling by train.

“Safety of our customers is of the uppermost importance and we’re doing our best to help with additional trains alongside our normal timetable services.

“Previous events on this scale have shown that our trains get extremely busy, and people will need to queue outside the station to board trains safely.

“We encourage all who are using these services to check journey times and connections at and allow sufficient time to complete your journey home.”

Transport for Wales will provide additional capacity where possible on routes in/out of Cardiff, but trains are expected to be very busy, so please allow plenty of time for your journey.

Queues for Valleys services will be to the rear of the station. Cardiff Queen Street will close at 2130, except for accessible access and passengers that wish to travel to Cardiff Bay.

Doors to the Principality Stadium open at 1700 for the Pink and Taylor Swift concerts, and at 1900 for the Foo Fighters. All three concerts are expected to finish around 2200.

Contact Information

James Davis

Media Relations Manager

Great Western Railway

0845 410 4444

Notes to editors

First Greater Western Limited, trading as “Great Western Railway” (GWR), operates trains across the Great Western franchise area, which includes South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, across southern England and into London. GWR provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services, and before the covid-19 pandemic helped over 100 million passengers reach their destinations every year. GWR has been awarded a National Rail Contract to continue operating the Great Western network, which shall run up to 21 June 2025, with the potential for a further three years at the Secretary of State’s discretion. Find out more here: