Travel advice for FA Cup semi-final

Advice for Villa supporters travelling to Wembley by train.

London Midland is advising Wembley-bound Aston Villa fans to change trains at Harrow and Wealdstone this Sunday (20th April). The train company has also said no alcohol will be allowed on board London Midland services to and from the game.

To help ease the journey to the FA Cup semi-final London Midland is adding in extra stops at Wembley Central on a number of its services departing from Birmingham. Fans are advised however that these trains will be busy, so the alternative option is to change trains at Harrow and Wealdstone station and catch London Overground rail services to Wembley Central.

Terry Oliver, London Midland’s head of West Coast services said, “Our advice to fans is plan ahead and allow plenty of time for your journey in case you need to wait for the next service. Also, there are no London Midland train services between Redditch and Birmingham New Street until 11.27 on Sunday, 20th April. If you are planning to travel into Birmingham and your local train station is between Redditch and Birmingham, then you will need to use the rail replacement bus services we are putting in place.”

After the game, the following London Midland trains will call at Wembley Central for onward travel to Birmingham; the 1725,1804, 1825, 1904,1925, 2004 and the 2025

These trains are expected to be busy. An alternative option is to travel by London Overground services from Wembley Central to Harrow and Wealdstone, where you can connect with London Midland services to Birmingham New Street.

Meanwhile, Chiltern Trains have added an extra 12,000 seats to help accommodate fans, although they advise customers to travel to Birmingham Moor Street station for trains to Wembley Stadium, as special services will not be operating from Snow Hill.

Chiltern have also advised supporters travelling by car that park and ride facilities are available at Warwick Parkway – CV35 8RH Banbury – OX16 5AB Bicester North – OX26 6EF and High Wycombe – HP13 6NN.