Extra trains help City fans get on track for Wembley
Train operator, National Express East Coast, is to run extra trains to help York City football fans follow their team to Wembley.
The additional services will run to and from London on Saturday, 9 May – the day the Minstermen take on Stevenage Borough in the FA Trophy final.
If York emerge as victors in the final, they will pick up the club’s first piece of silverware since 1993 – and thousands of fans are expected to travel south to see if their heroes can make sporting history.
National Express East Coast managing director Susan Goldsmith said: “With the National Express East Coast headquarters in York, we know what this game means to the city. We are keen to help make travel simpler for the many fans who will want to go to Wembley and cheer on the team”.
The extra trains, which will run non-stop from York to London, will leave York at 8.08am and 9.10am – with extra return journeys from King’s Cross at 7.05pm and 7.10pm to bring fans home.
Tickets and seats on the extra trains are on sale now and can be booked online at www.nationalexpresseastcoast.com, by phone on 08457 225225 or by visiting any staffed rail station.
Advance return fares between York and London start from £25 Standard Class or £84 First Class.
Note to editors:
In addition to the extra trains outlined above, a full normal Saturday train timetable will be in operation between York and London on the day of the football final, offering supporters a range of travel options.
Demand for travel is expected to be higher than normal and those heading to London for the match are advised to book early.