Play-off Final Rail Travel

INFORMATION for all those supporters planning to travel to Cardiff by rail for the Play-off Final.

• All main routes to Cardiff (from London, via Gloucester, Bristol and Crewe) are clear of significant engineering work and are operating a normal timetable of services.

• There is a good rail shuttle service between Newport and Cardiff before and after the match.

• Car parking is available at Caerphilly & Aber (access from A470 and follow the signs to the stations), Radyr (access from A470 and follow the signs to Radyr Park & Ride) and Taffs Well (access from A470) stations with direct local services into Cardiff.

• A regular service operates into Cardiff from both Bridgend and Barry.

• Note that some stations have very restricted car park facilities and train services using these stations will have only limited capacity on the journey into Cardiff - these include Chepstow and Lydney,

• Note that reservations are strongly recommended for all trains to Cardiff otherwise it may not be possible to join some services.

• On the return it is not possible to reserve seats in view of the customer numbers involved.  A first-come first-served queuing system will be in place at Cardiff Central station to minimise waiting time.

• Train information is available on the internet from (from Paddington, Reading and Swindon), (from Manchester, Crewe and Hereford), from (from Birmingham and the East Midlands) and from (from the North East and Yorkshire).

• Train times can be found by calling 08457 484950 or visiting

• Reservations and tickets can be purchased by calling: 0870 9000 773 (for Arriva Trains Wales), 0845 700 0125 (for First Great Western) or 08457 222 333 (for Virgin Trains)