The Privatised Railway meets the challenge of a busy day.
[material from our Northampton Correspondent]
So, heading for Wembley today?
London Midland will be providing as much extra capacity as possible to help everyone get to the game on time. However, non-match goers are being advised to avoid London-bound trains before midday (as well as evening departures from Euston between 4.30pm and 7.30pm) due to anticipated crowding.
Although there are 13 trains from Northampton to London between 0730 and 1150, they all start from Birmingham, which means many are already over half full by the time they arrive at Northampton. Where possible, we will be attaching extra carriages to these trains at Northampton. However, we still have to provide carriages for the other 1,200 trains we run across our network on a Saturday, so not all departures from Northampton will benefit.
So what does London Midland offer?
So where am I going?
We recommend that you take the first available train to London Euston then take the Metropolitan Line from Euston Square to Wembley Park (which is adjacent to the stadium). Wembley Central station (between Watford Junction and London Euston) is a 20-25 minute walk from the stadium, so it is quicker to travel via Euston and the Metropolitan Line.
No it isn't!
Alan, our correspondent, summarises London Midland's advice.
5) Coach travel is quite nice you know.
6) Buses? What are buses? Do they have buses in London?
Enjoy the match.