Wembley Stadium travel: No trains stopping adds to Tube strike misery for England fans Latest News

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Wembley Stadium travel: No trains stopping adds to Tube strike misery for England fans Latest News


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MAYHEM: England fans face a lengthy commute to Wembley on Thursday

Commuters across the UK are facing a week of misery due to rail strikes.

But it could be football supporters who are the worst hit.

A planned walkout by Tube drivers this Thursday will grind the Underground to a halt for 24 hours.

And with the Three Lions set to line up against Slovenia, fans from all over the country will find it much harder to get to the home of football.


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CANCELLED: The Chiltern Railways service to Wembley will not run on Thursday


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MANAGER: Gareth Southgate’s men take on Slovenia this Thursday


“It will not be possible for Chiltern Railways to provide a train service for those travelling to Wembley for the England v Slovenia match”


Chiltern Railways

It doesn’t stop there, though.

Because organisers have now cancelled services from a key alternative for supporters travelling to the ground.

Fans could have switched to Chiltern Railways for the World Cup qualifier but their normal service to Wembley has now been cancelled over safety fears.

A statement reads: “We will not be stopping any trains at Wembley Stadium station on October 5 from 4pm until the end of service.

“It will not be possible for Chiltern Railways to provide a train service for those travelling to Wembley for the England v Slovenia football match.

“Trains are expected to be busier due to London Underground planned industrial action and the large volumes of anticipated Wembley traffic in addition to this would be unsustainable from a safety perspective.

“This will also affect those who commute to and from Wembley Stadium station. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

The announcement will be a huge blow for Gareth Southgate’s side after several commentators noted the underwhelming attendance in their last Wembley fixture against Slovakia.

The attendance was given at 67,823 in the 90,000 seater stadium.

The government has hit out at the political motives of the unions and urged talks to settle the dispute.

Transport for London said more buses would run on Thursday.

But a spokesman said services will be “very busy”.

Tube staff in the union Aslef are striking over demands for a four-day week.

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