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City Centre - Road Closures &amp Restrictions

Find out about the latest road closures and traffic restrictions in Cardiff city centre.

Road Closures COVID-19

Please note that Cardiff is currently in local lockdown, which means that people cannot enter or leave the area without a reasonable excuse.

We will be keeping this page up to date with the latest changes to road closures and transport in Cardiff city centre, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The situation continues to change so please make sure to check back regularly for the latest information.

ROAD CLOSURES & TRAFFIC

Castle Street Closure

Castle Street will remain closed for the foreseeable future as it continues to host the popular Castle Quarter Café. If you’re unsure of the best alternative route around, then we recommend going via Cathedral Road, Cardiff Road, Western Avenue and then on to North Road; or vice versa.

Deliveries to local businesses will be possible from 00:00 to 10:00 daily. Don’t worry, emergency services will be permitted throughout.

Station Terrace Closure

Station Terrace is currently closed from its junction with Newport Road and Dumfries Place between 10:00 – 18:00 daily. If you need to get around the closure then the best way is to go from Newport Road to Fitzalan Place, Adam Street and then Bute Terrace.

Access for buses, taxis & residents are all being maintained.

Mill Lane

Note that Mill Lane has now been fully reopened.

Traffic Restrictions

Restrictions to through traffic on Lower St Mary Street, Westgate Street and Wood Street have now been removed.

Please note that pedestrian areas may only be used for loading from 00:00 to 10:00.

Accessing the City Centre by Car

All routes for motorists into the city centre are open as usual, with access available from the M4 corridor via Junctions 29, 30, 32 and 33.

Please remember to familiarise yourself with the current road closures and alternative routes in the city centre before you travel.

Car Parking

Please note that, due to social distancing requirements, some private city centre car parks continue to operate with reduced capacity.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Please remember that it is a legal requirement for you to wear a face covering on public transport in Wales!

This applies to everyone over the age of 11 and includes all buses, trains, taxis and boats. You are also required to wear face coverings in all indoor areas of bus and train stations.

Buses

As a result of the safety measures, some changes have had to be made to bus stops and routes in the city centre.

If you’re unsure whether your journey might be affected then please take a look on cardiffbus.com for the latest info, you can also download the latest map of city centre bus stops.

For changes to other bus operator’s services, please visit their websites for up to date information about a specific bus route.

  • For more information on NAT services, please click here.
  • For more information on Stagecoach services, please click here.
  • For more information on National Express Services, please click here.

Trains

For more information on GWR services, please click here. GWR advise that you travel off-peak where possible and use mobile or smart tickets.

Taxis

Due to the closure of Castle Street, additional taxi ranks are being provided on either side of the closure point. One is further down on Castle Street, by the Angel Hotel. The other is a new rank at the bottom of Kingsway, opposite the Hilton hotel.

Park & Ride

There are currently no park and rides operating within the city, we will let you know as soon as this changes.

Cycling

A new pop-up cycleway has been put in place from Cathedral Road / Cowbridge Road junction, over Canton Bridge, along Castle Street, Duke Street and up to the North Road-Boulevard De Nantes junction.

Additional cycle parking will also be made available in the city centre for the public to use and Park & Stride opportunities are also being explored.

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