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Title: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: TaplowGreen on February 10, 2017, 06:31:55 pm
Are any additional services being provided to/from Cardiff tomorrow to cater for those attending this match at the Millennium Stadium?


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: bobm on February 10, 2017, 06:52:30 pm
A quick look on RealTimesTrains (http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/advanced/CDF/2017/02/11/0000-2359?stp=WVS&show=all&order=wtt) suggests before the game extra trains from London Paddington, Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway and Port Talbot Parkway.

Afterwards there are additionals to London Paddington (x2), Bristol Temple Meads and Swansea (x2)

Suspect some local services will also have additional coaches.


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: LiskeardRich on February 10, 2017, 08:05:38 pm
Six Nations Specials Tomorrow:

68023 and 68025 on Northern Belle :
1Z50 London Paddington to Cardiff Central   
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U54811/2017/02/11/advanced
1Z52 Cardiff Central to London Paddington
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U54812/2017/02/11/advanced

DB Cargo Class 67 on British Pullman:
1Z60 London Victoria to Cardiff Central
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U54818/2017/02/11/advanced
1Z62 Cardiff Central to London Victoria 
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U54821/2017/02/11/advanced


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: John R on February 10, 2017, 09:04:20 pm
Are any additional services being provided to/from Cardiff tomorrow to cater for those attending this match at the Millennium Stadium?
Don't let the WRU see that - it's Principality Stadium now, though I bet most people turning up tomorrow won't call it that.


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: Phil on February 10, 2017, 09:43:15 pm
The topic didn't give any indication what sport was being played, so I went in search. It appears to be some sort of boating competition. With beef stew. I can't imagine there would be that many people travelling to see this?

(http://www.terrascope.co.uk/images/walesvengland2.jpg)


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: old original on February 10, 2017, 10:56:27 pm
The topic didn't give any indication what sport was being played, so I went in search. It appears to be some sort of boating competition. With beef stew. I can't imagine there would be that many people travelling to see this?

(http://www.terrascope.co.uk/images/walesvengland2.jpg)

Nope, that's not right. After many years sailing in various races & championships, Saturday evening food is invaribly a chilli....


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: Adelante_CCT on February 11, 2017, 01:48:32 pm
Quote
68023 and 68025 on Northern Belle :
1Z50 London Paddington to Cardiff Central   

As seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUbvS9c75h8


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on February 11, 2017, 09:08:18 pm
Meanwhile, my commiserations to John R on the result of the Rugby Union match: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/38920444  ;) :D ;D



Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: bobm on February 11, 2017, 09:23:05 pm
Did anyone notice on the BBC coverage that the person operating the score graphic in the top left of the screen briefly awarded England's late try to Wales before hastily subtracting it and adding it to England's tally?


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: PhilWakely on February 11, 2017, 09:26:49 pm
Did anyone notice on the BBC coverage that the person operating the score graphic in the top left of the screen briefly awarded England's late try to Wales before hastily subtracting it and adding it to England's tally?

Yes!   >:(  ::)


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: TaplowGreen on February 15, 2017, 10:29:57 pm
Did anyone notice on the BBC coverage that the person operating the score graphic in the top left of the screen briefly awarded England's late try to Wales before hastily subtracting it and adding it to England's tally?

No, I was far too busy jumping up & down cheering, much to the surprise of a number of patrons of the small bar in Paris where I was watching the match........not that the final result was ever in doubt of course! ;)


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on February 15, 2017, 10:47:43 pm
... I was far too busy jumping up & down cheering, much to the surprise of a number of patrons of the small bar in Paris where I was watching the match.........

You are clearly the type of supporter that gets us such a bad name in Europe.  :o ;) ;D



Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: bobm on February 15, 2017, 10:50:32 pm
Knowing the domestic club he supports - he has so little to cheer about normally.... ;D


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: TaplowGreen on February 15, 2017, 10:56:56 pm
... I was far too busy jumping up & down cheering, much to the surprise of a number of patrons of the small bar in Paris where I was watching the match.........

You are clearly the type of supporter that gets us such a bad name in Europe.  :o ;) ;D


:)

I  was over there for the France v Scotland match the following day with two Welshman, two Scots and a Frenchman so there were a wide variety of emotions on display throughout the weekend, as always however with rugby the behavior was impeccable!  :)


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on February 15, 2017, 10:59:55 pm
... albeit somewhat inebriated.   :-X



Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: TaplowGreen on March 15, 2017, 11:53:20 am
The WRU have announced that they're not longer going to host Friday night matches in Cardiff, citing (amongst other factors) the inability of transport services to cope.


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: chrisr_75 on March 15, 2017, 12:26:35 pm
My take on what the WRU said was that it was just difficult for people to get into Cardiff on a Friday evening (i.e. having to take some time off work or finish early etc) rather than the transport system struggling - within the region it actually performs ok with events at the stadia in Cardiff - the worst of the problems occur with getting England supporters along the M4 corridor when they're in town.


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: IndustryInsider on March 15, 2017, 12:32:21 pm
Sounds like a bad idea in principle to add many thousands of rugby fans into a bustling city centre on an already busy weekend night.  Most places would struggle with that, let alone Cardiff Central which is not fit for purpose dealing with those crowds anyway.


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: phile on March 15, 2017, 03:27:44 pm
Have also suggested that 7 out of 8 of the Friday evening matches have been hosted by Wales so time it got shared out.


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: TaplowGreen on March 15, 2017, 04:42:58 pm
Have also suggested that 7 out of 8 of the Friday evening matches have been hosted by Wales so time it got shared out.

They shouldn't have any 6 nations matches on Friday evenings, there's plenty of time on Saturdays & Sundays.....theres no way it'd happen at Twickenham, residents would object like mad & they're very influential!


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: John R on March 15, 2017, 05:10:38 pm
There are numerous reasons why it is a bad idea but part of the transport problem is that there is no gradual dispersal over a period of hours but everyone has to descend on the station at once given its a 10pm finish. I bet the pubs don't like the loss of revenue either, but that's a secondary consideration.

I agree with the WRU view that if the pain isn't shared around then there's no good reason why their fans should suffer.


Title: Re: Wales v England 11th February
Post by: chrisr_75 on March 15, 2017, 05:45:00 pm
Have also suggested that 7 out of 8 of the Friday evening matches have been hosted by Wales so time it got shared out.

They shouldn't have any 6 nations matches on Friday evenings, there's plenty of time on Saturdays & Sundays.....theres no way it'd happen at Twickenham, residents would object like mad & they're very influential!

RFU have already said no on grounds of transport issues anyway.

I think it's a pretty silly idea too, although WRU have said the Friday matches have been very successful for them, I'm sure weekend matches bring a lot more business in to the wider area as people will often make a weekend of it or just stay a bit longer in general.



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