Will One Direction actually get a chance to start another leg of their 2015 world tour? The gents were due to play with McBusted in Cardiff, Wales, U.K. on June 5 to 6 at Millennium Stadium, but it looks like the odds are working against One Direction.
Despite having multiple rumors circulating from insider sources that the remaining members of One Direction may be doing their last tour as a band, it appears that fate is simply against them performing in Cardiff.
In the last days of May, the local news in Wales where One Direction is due to perform had sad news. While One Direction may have the ability to appear on stage in Cardiff — the fans might not be able to join them.
As it appears, having a ticket for a One Direction show in your possession is only half the battle in Cardiff. The other thing you will need is wheels — especially if you are not old enough to drive (or can’t have your 1D fan dad drive you).
The main way that teens that want to go to a One Direction concert in Cardiff get around is through public transportation. Sadly, that resource that many take for granted may be compromised during the time of the One Direction concert.
On May 29, ITV reports, “One Direction fans have been warned of possible travel disruption due to railway strike action.” They also state, “Strike action is planned from 17:00 on Thursday 4 June until 16:59 on Friday 5 June. Between 00:01 on Saturday 6 June and 23:59 on Friday 12 June RMT members will not work any overtime which will also impact normal train services and timetables.”
Yikes! This means that the strike will happen exactly at the times that One Direction fans need to hitch a ride the most.
Regardless, are the public transportation authorities being sympathetic for One Direction fans that have been waiting months to see them play in Cardiff? It appears that the official statement from Arriva Trains Wales is a grumpy reply that they “strongly advise the public to plan for alternative forms of transport for these events in Cardiff.”
In case the strike is ongoing, the Llanelli Star has advice for One Direction fans stating, “An alternative could be the Greyhound bus service which runs hourly buses from Swansea to Cardiff once an hour during the day taking just over an hour. However that service stops at 7.10pm so fans returning the same night may have to make other arrangements.”
There may also be other adjustments posted closer to the date of the One Direction Cardiff concert. For example, for the One Direction show dates, the city of Cardiff is “closing the city center,” according to Wales Online.
In conclusion, things are not looking so hot for One Direction fans in Cardiff. On the other hand, if the rail strikers get what they want, the strike will be canceled — and One Direction fans can catch an easy ride on the train.
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