COVENTRY City have released travel information for fans going to Wembley on Monday as ticket sales headed for the 35,000 mark – amid warning of some train disruption.
The Sky Blues play Exeter City in the League Two Play-Off Final on the Bank Holiday (3pm kick off) for promotion to League One.
Planned engineering works on the West Coast Main Line could lead to some disruption so the club is advising planning your journey carefully.
The usual recommended way of getting there is by train to Wembley station.
The CCFC website states: “Please note Wembley Stadium is a public transport destination and is well catered for with public services, which is the recommended mode of transport to and from the stadium.
“Below is a list of transport options for supporters:
TRAIN AND TUBE
1. Wembley Park Tube – 5 mins walk from stadium
(Metropolitan Line direct to Baker Street /
Jubilee Line direct to Baker Street and Bond Street)
2. Wembley Central Tube – 15 mins walk from stadium
(Bakerloo Line direct to Marylebone, Baker Street and Oxford Circus)
1. Wembley Stadium Station – 5 mins walk from stadium
(Chiltern Railways direct to London Marylebone)
The CCFC website adds: “There is a planned closure on the Northern Line between Charing Cross/Moorgate and Mill Hill East/Hampstead/High Barnet, as well as planned closures on London Overground and TfL Rail.
“Please check before you travel and make appropriate arrangements around these closures.
“As it is a bank holiday weekend, there is also disruption on the national rail network – please check with your relevant provider.”
“Please note – fans are advised of engineering works on the West Coast Main Line and are advised to plan their travel accordingly.”
It also recommends checking on the Virgin Trains website.
The CCFC website adds:
“Fans planning to head to Wembley on Monday are being urged to check before they travel. With Network Rail due to carry out planned improvement works to the West Coast Main Line this weekend, there will be fewer trains than normal down to London.
“Both Virgin Trains and London Northwestern Railway will be running direct services to London with the first trains due to depart from Coventry at 0644, 0721 and 0744, followed by three trains per hour for the rest of the morning.
“London Northwestern Railway is also running a matchday special leaving Coventry for Wembley Central at 1110 (arriving 1239), then returning from Wembley at 1837 (arriving Coventry at 1956).
“Virgin Trains will similarly be running an additional to London Euston departing Coventry at 0912, calling at just Rugby. The return service is due to depart London Euston at 19:43.
“With services expected to be very busy, supporters are advised to book in advance and check before they travel, ideally avoiding some of the earlier trains in an attempt to spread the expected demand for seats throughout the full morning service.
“Virgin Trains staff will be on hand at Coventry station, with a queuing system in place to ensure everyone is able to board their services safely and in a timely manner.
“Chiltern Railways will also be running services to from Warwick Parkway to and from London Marylebone.
“For more details check each individual operators’ websites or nationalrail.co.uk”
Coach travel, run with the Sky Blues’ official travel partner for this game EST UK, is still available.
Coach travel is available to book now at ccfcwembley.co.uk
The CCFC website states: “EST UK took over 4000 fans to Wembley last season for the Checkatrade Trophy, and will be looking for the same again this year!
“There will be a range of departure points, including Coventry (Ricoh Arena), Leamington, Rugby, Nuneaton and Bedworth.
“Prices for coach travel are shown below:
£26 per person – Standard
£37 per person – Executive
£50 per person – VIP”
Full details are now available at ccfcwembley.co.uk, where you can book your coach travel too.
Car Parking will be available at the Ricoh Arena.
For all queries regarding official coach travel for the game, you contact EST UK via:
Call 02476 997605
The CCFC website states: “For supporters wishing to drive please note there will be very limited spaces available at the stadium.
“Therefore we would strongly advise the use of public transport. If parking is required please book well in advance via Wembley Official Parking to guarantee your parking space.
“Blue badge parking is available to purchase via Wembley Official Parking .
“Please note that local road closures will be in place around the stadium on match day approximately 4 hours prior to kick off so plan travel accordingly.”