Train information ahead of Wembley final – News


East Midlands Railway has provided the following information to supporters traveling by train to London on Saturday:

Trains between Nottingham and London are expected to be extremely busy as the two play-off finals at Wembley on Saturday (Sky Bet League Two) and Sunday (Sky Bet Championship) feature teams on the East Midlands Railway network.

Thousands of supporters are expected to travel to and from London on both days.

Traveling for Football

As you would expect, trains from Nottingham and Mansfield are expected to be much busier than usual this weekend. So we’ve relaxed some of our ticket restrictions to give you options for getting to and from Wembley.

Options to consider

  1. Consider traveling from Chesterfield– On Saturdays, Mansfield and Mansfield Woodhouse tickets will be valid on our Chesterfield – London trains which avoid the crowds at Nottingham.

    b. Consider traveling from/via Kettering – If you live a little further south, consider traveling or changing trains at Kettering. Kettering has a direct service to London St Pancras every 30 minutes and generally has more seats than trains from Nottingham.

  2. Consider traveling from/to Derby – If you have a ticket to/from Nottingham, it will be accepted on trains to/from Derby instead. These trains are expected to be less busy than those to/from Nottingham.

After Sunday’s game, we made sure to run as many carriages as possible on trains from London St Pancras, providing an additional 1,300 seats. Additionally, our 2032 service between London St Pancras and Derby will also call at Nottingham on the way to Derby.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to go home. The very last train to Nottingham leaves London St Pancras at 11.22pm but we advise you to come back earlier. It is likely that the last train will be extremely popular and may be too busy to board.

Did you know that we update our website with valuable customer information 24/7? Here are some ways to keep you up to date with all the useful information for your trip before you even leave for the station.

Check if your train is on time
You can use our handy live departure boards to check how your train is currently operating.

Check the status of your route
You can use our rainbow boards to learn about any issues that may affect your train later in your journey, as well as any changes to the facilities on your train.

Reservation assistance
Passenger Assist is a UK-wide service that allows you to book assistance on any train or at any station. Using it means we know when you’re travelling, where you’re sitting, and all the connections you need to make. We’re here to help you at any stage of your journey.

We recommend that you book assistance before you travel. There are two ways to book assistance through Passenger Assistance; Call 08000 11 33 23 or book online

Traveling safe
If you see anything that doesn’t look right, speak to our team or the British Transport Police. You can discreetly text the British Transport Police to 61016.

EMR wish both Mansfield Town and Nottingham Forest the best of luck at Wembley this weekend.

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