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Travel to Cardiff on the RBS 6 Nations Express

21 December 2010

  • Supporters can travel to Cardiff for RBS 6 Nations opener on chartered train
  • Return journey for £45 on the RBS 6 Nations Express from London Paddington

The England squad at a training session at Pennyhill Park during the 2010 RBS 6 Nations

Photo: Getty Images

England supporters can travel to Cardiff in style for the opening RBS 6 Nations fixture on Friday, February 4 as the title sponsors have chartered a direct train from London.

The RBS 6 Nations Express will leave from London Paddington at approximately 15:00, arrive at Cardiff Central Station at 17:30 in good time for kick-off at 19:45, and then depart back for the capital at approximately 22:45.

This gives fans enough time to soak up the pre-game atmosphere and then enjoy the match, safe in the knowledge that their chariot is waiting to carry them home.

Priced at £45 (plus booking fee) for the return journey, news of the train will come as a relief for fans, who expressed concern over travel arrangements for the Friday night fixture.

The service, a joint venture between RBS, Six Nations, the RFU and WRU, will also transport the RBS 6 Nations trophy to Cardiff for the game.

We want to hear the English voices – Cueto

England wing Mark Cueto on a scything run during the 2010 Investec International victory over Australia

Photo: Getty Images

England wing Mark Cueto, looking to continue his glittering autumn form in the RBS 6 Nations, is hoping for as many English fans as possible in Cardiff and thinks the chartered train will help.

He said: “It always makes a big difference to us to have the support of the England fans. The RBS 6 Nations Express is an affordable way to get to Cardiff and back again and it hopefully means that as many England fans as possible can come and cheer us on.”

Wales and British and Irish Lions hooker Matthew Rees is expecting a tight affair on the pitch and doesn’t want any fans to miss the crucial last 10 minutes, adding: “From a player’s point of view, having the fans there to support us until the last few seconds of the game keeps us going when we need a boost.

“The last thing the fans want is to miss the most exciting part of the game, which is often the final 10 minutes and without the train they’d have to miss the action. The RBS 6 Nations Express is a great idea and demonstrates the commitment of RBS, the RFU, WRU and Six Nations to the fans and the game.”

You can book your ticket now on the dedicated RBS 6 Nations Express page on