22 May 2012>
Thousands of people are expected to converge on Caerphilly this Saturday to watch the Olympic Torch Relay and enjoy the other exciting events taking place in the town centre including the Blue Peter Roadshow, an Olympic Sporting Village as well as a Food and Flower Festival.
Several road closures will be in operation on Saturday 26th May during the Torch relay (between approx 9.45 and 10.30am) including St Martins Road, Nantgarw Road, Cardiff Road, Castle Street and Caerphilly Town Centre.
Cardiff Road and Castle Street will be closed between midnight on Friday 25th May and 10pm on Saturday 26th May so the streets can be filled with stalls for the Food Festival.
A free park and ride service will operate from St Ilan School, Pontygwindy Road from 7.00am. Follow the temporary signs from the A470, A469, A468.
Alternative town centre parking is available at Crescent Road car park and Caerphilly Railway Station park and ride. There will be some disruption to the park and ride service, and also traffic delays, between approximately 9.15am and 10.45am.
How to get there
The events are situated in the town centre so getting there by public transport is easy.
By Train - Caerphilly railway station is in the heart of the town centre. There is a 15 minute service between Penarth, Cardiff, Caerphilly, Ystrad Mynach and Bargoed with hourly extension beyond Bargoed to Rhymney.
To plan your journey by train contact National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50 or visit their website at www.nationalrail.co.uk.
By Bus - Caerphilly is served by a comprehensive network of buses. All buses stop at the Interchange next to the railway station as well as other stops in the town centre. Between 9.15am and 10.45am some roads will be closed and buses diverted so please check to ensure you are able to arrive on time. The interchange will remain open during all of the events.
For more information visit the Olympic Torch Relay page.
For Travel Planning and Timetable Information please call 0871 200 22 33 or go to www.traveline.info
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