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Great Western Railway provides additional trains for Coldplay concert goers

GREAT Western Railway is providing additional trains for music fans heading home after next week’s Coldplay concerts at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

But concert goers are reminded that trains are expected to be extremely busy and a queueing system will be in place outside Cardiff Central station to get people home safely.

GWR will provide 13 trains and more than 7,000 seats following next Tuesday’s concert, with the same number of services operating again on Wednesday night.

Five services will run to Swansea from 2255, with eight services to Newport travelling on to either Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway and Swindon from 2230.

In a repeat of the queueing system in place for the recent Beyoncé 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 & Operations Director, Richard Rowland, said: “We’re doing all we can to help customers home following these concerts by providing additional trains alongside our normal timetable services.

“But as we saw during the recent Beyoncé concert, trains do get very busy and there will be a need to queue outside the station following the gigs.

“Safety of our customers is of the utmost importance and we would encourage people to check journey times and allow sufficient time to queue to board trains safely.”

Transport for Wales is carrying out infrastructure upgrades across the Core Valley Lines network for the South Wales Metro on 6 and 7 June, resulting in buses replacing rail on services north of Pontypridd (Treherbert and Merthyr Tydfil Lines) and Mountain Ash (Aberdare Line).

Queues for Valleys services will be to the rear of the station. Due to the finishing time of the concerts there are no post-event services to Birmingham or Holyhead. Visit www.tfw.wales or the new TfW app for the latest travel information.

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Doors to the Principality Stadium open at 1600 on both days and the concerts are expected to finish around 2215.