Diversions and road closures are set to come into force across Cardiff next month as thousands of rugby fans flock to the capital for the Six Nations.

Cardiff Bus has announced which routes will be affected in the city centre when the competition visits the Principality Stadium over the next couple of months.

Diversions will be in place from 10.45am to 5.45pm on February 1st when Wales take on Italy, and also on March 14th when they play Scotland. On February 22nd diversions will be in place from 1pm to 8.30pm as Wales play France.

St Mary Street will also remain closed and buses will follow their Saturday night diversions from 8.30pm on February 22nd.

Throughout the tournament services 1 and 2 will not serve the rear of Central Railway Station (Stop JM & JN) from the time roads are closed until the end of service, and will start and end at Canal Street.

The Baycar service 6 will start and end at the Customhouse Street (stop JG) only and will not serve the city centre loop or rear of Central Railway Station from the time the roads close until the end of service.

Services 8, 9, 9A, 9C, 13 (to Cardiff Bay or Sports Village) and X45 towards Cardiff Bay Retail Park will start and end at Hayes Bridge Road. 

Services 13 (to Drope), 15, 17, 18, 25, 61, 62, 63, 63A, 64, 66, 95, 95A, 96 and 96A will start and end at Tudor Street. 

Services, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 28A, 28B, 30, 35, 51, 53 will start and end at Greyfriars Road.

Services 8 and 9 to the Heath Hospital, 11, 44, 45, 49, 50, 52, 57, 58 and X45 (to St Mellons) will start and end at Churchill Way.  

Services 92, 93 and 94 will start and end at Customhouse Street during the road closures on February 1st and March 14th.  On February 22nd these services will start and end at Customhouse Street between 1pm and 7pm, and will then begin and end at Tudor Street from 7pm until 8:30pm.

In addition to these changes, Station Terrace will be open to buses only, and general traffic will be diverted via Fitzalan Place.  

The bus stops towards the city centre outside Cardiff Royal Infirmary on Newport Road will not be in use.

Gareth Stevens, Operations and Commercial Director at Cardiff Bus said:

“Everyone at Cardiff Bus is excited for the start of the Six Nations campaign and we look forward to transporting fans into the city centre throughout the tournament.

“To accommodate road closures and to ensure travel can continue without too much disruption, we’ve introduced diversions in the city centre when  Wales’ Six Nations matches are played at home here in Cardiff.

“We would advise all our customers to check these route changes before travelling on match days to ensure they are fully informed on the diversions in place.”

For more information visit https://www.cardiffbus.com/principality-stadium.