Six Nations Preview Wales v France

Thursday 25th February 2016


Former England International and Bath rugby player David Flatman has today announced his favourite to win this weekend’s Six Nation’s clash at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in a video preview of the games ahead.

You can watch the full Six Nations preview here: Rugby Chats with Flats: Wales v France

Part of a series of videos to be released by Great Western Railway, the preview also provides key travel advice for those lucky enough to see the game live from the Stadium:

  • New security checks in place at the stadium – plan to arrive three hours before kick-off
  • A queuing system will be in place at Cardiff Station following the game
  • Extra trains will be running – Please check for your last train home
Wales again play at home this weekend, against France at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium at 20.05 on Friday 26 February and seven additional trains are being provided by GWR to carry fans to and from the game.

Extra trains have been lined up to take passengers home again after the game, and six trains will travel east within the first hour of the final whistle, and three GWR High Speed services to Swansea - but those travelling are warned that a new queuing system will be in place to allow trains to be boarded safely and efficiently.

The last direct train to London will depart at 22.25; and the last stopping service to Bristol Temple Meads at 23.27. The last train to Swansea from Cardiff departs at 00.58.

Additional support is also provided to take passengers to Cardiff. Passengers are advised to travel early and soak up the atmosphere before the game starts, and are reminded that a bag search is now in operation at the Stadium.

GWR Development Manager Wales Mark Youngman said:

“While we have provided additional capacity to meet demand, an amended post-match queueing system will be in place to help passengers board their train home safely.”

Some Cardiff Central station car parks will be closed prior to and during the games and Cardiff Queen Street will close just before the end of the match.

Seat reservations will be honoured where possible; if for any reason we are unable to do so, or if you have a reservation and are not able to get to a seat please contact our customer services team for compensation.