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Arrive early for Birmingham match

Posted: Fri 05 May 2017
Author: Adam Baker
Ashton Gate

Ashton Gate

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City's season finale clashes with Bristol 10k.

  • Road closures in place on the final day of the campaign
  • City host Birmingham, with Bristol 10k on the same day
  • Altered bus times and routes have been revealed
Arrangements are being put in place for the City’s final day home encounter with Birmingham City on Sunday, May 7th – held on the same day as the Bristol 10k.

There will be numerous street closures in place ahead of the Sky Bet Championship finale, which kicks off at midday, causing a knock-on effect for fans of both teams.

Fans travelling from Birmingham would normally exit the M5 at Junction 18 and then travel to the ground via the Portway. However, because of the Bristol 10k, this route will not be available to fans travelling to the ground via the M5.

Instead, travelling fans will be asked to continue to the next junction (J19) and to rendezvous at Gordano Services, where they will be met and led to Ashton Gate in convoy with a police motorcycle escort.

This will not be a formal police operation but aims to minimise traffic congestion for the travelling fans on the short journey to the stadium.

Ashton Gate will be open earlier than normal, from 10am, to allow travelling fans to sit down and obtain refreshments.

For home supporters, fans are asked to use public transport or walk/cycle wherever possible.

The Portway will be closed from 6am to 1pm with other road closures such as Hotwell Road being closed for outbound traffic from 6am to 11.30am but it is open for into City traffic only throughout. Further details can be found on the website: greatrun.org/bristol10k.

Adjusted timings for the First Bus services can be found below.

Service AG1 – Portway Park and Ride - PDF Timetable

Departs Portway Park and Ride – 0940, 1000, 1020 and 1040 (these journeys will depart from the lay-by outside the Park and Ride and be diverted and operate non-stop from Portway Park and Ride and will not serve intermediate stops along Portway)
Departs Ashton Gate – 1400, 1420, 1440, 1500, 1520 and 1540 (normal route followed)

Service AG2 – Brislington Park and Ride - PDF Timetable

Departs Brislington Park and Ride – 0940, 1000, 1020, 1040, 1100 and 1120
Departs Ashton Gate – 1400, 1420, 1440, 1500, 1520 and 1540

Service AG4 – South Bristol - PDF Timetable

Departs Whitchurch 1045, Withywood 1055 and Bishopsworth 1100
Departs Ashton Gate – 1410

Parking at Ashton Court Estate

Stewarded car parking will be available from 9.30am-4pm. Entry to the car park will be off the Ashton Road (B3128). The parking will solely for City fans, who will be asked to show their match ticket before they’re allowed to park there. There will be a charge of £4 per car.


All road closures are planned to have ended by full time, meaning the egress from the stadium should be as normal.