Bruce Springsteen 2024 World Tour

Great Western Railway to provide additional trains for Springsteen fans heading ‘All the way Home’

Great Western Railway (GWR) will run extra trains for Bruce Springsteen fans heading home from Cardiff this Sunday.

GWR will operate nine additional services following Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s evening gig on Sunday 5 May, however trains are expected to be very busy immediately after the event..

Three services will run to Swansea from 2244, with six services to Newport travelling on to either Bristol Temple Meads or Swindon from 2240.

In a repeat of the queueing system in place for other large-scale concerts such as Harry Styles in 2023, 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 & Operations Director, Richard Rowland, said:

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

“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 completeyour journey home.”

Transport for Wales will also provide additional capacity where possible on routes in/out of Cardiff, but services are expected to be very busy - so please allow plenty of time for your journey. Visit or the new TfW app for the latest travel information.

Gates to the Principality Stadium open at 1600 and the concert is expected to finish around 2230.

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Notes to editors

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: