Wembley Train

Coventry City fans asked to check before they travel ahead of FA Cup Semi Final on Sunday 21 April

Coventry City fans heading to Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup Semi Final by train are being asked by train operators across the region to check their journey before they travel.  

Due to the local importance of the match, Chiltern Railways is expecting a high number of passengers to travel on its route to and from the event.  

In anticipation of the event, Chiltern has worked alongside other train operating companies to provide additional capacity for supporters travelling to and from the match.  

There are over 25 morning services from local/regional stations towards London for travel to the event, with a similar amount after the match. These additional services include: 

  • Avanti West Coast – An additional service will depart Coventry at 09:02 for London Euston with seats available to book online now at www.avantiwestcoast.co.uk

  • West Midland Trains – Two additional services will run from Coventry on the Sunday morning, with additional capacity provided after the game. To see more visit https://wmr.uk/facupsemifinal

  • Chiltern Railways – Five additional services will run from Warwick Parkway and Leamington Spa to Wembley Stadium, and again after the match. In addition, the service will be enhanced to provide extra stops at Wembley Stadium. For more details please visit www.chilternrailways.co.uk/facupsemifinal

While additional and longer trains will be in operation, services will be much busier than usual, so customers are asked to check before they travel and allow extra time to complete their trip. Queuing systems will be in place at Warwick Parkway and Leamington Spa before the event. 

A queuing system will also be in place at Wembley Stadium station after the match, with additional services running. Customers should expect some extended queuing times due to the crowds leaving the venue all at the same time.  

All additional services to Leamington Spa and Warwick Parkway will start at Wembley Stadium station, so customers should ensure that they join the correct queue for their journey home. 

Fans are strongly encouraged to book in advance to avoid having to queue to buy tickets on the day. Fans can either buy online or visit their station before Sunday 21 April to get their tickets.  

Current trends suggest a significant number of fans are looking to travel early on the Sunday, getting into London mid-morning.  With a 15:30 kick off, customers may wish to opt for a slightly later service after the majority of travellers have passed through local stations. Similarly post-match, customers may also want to consider a staggered return home to avoid queues at stations. 

Chiltern Railways ask all travelling supporters to check before they travel and wish the Sky Blues the very best of luck in their FA Cup Semi Final clash. 

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Fans have the choice of two routes down to London: 
Avanti West Coast and West Midlands Trains’ services run from Coventry, Nuneaton and Rugby to London Euston.  Euston station is approximately 40 minutes from Wembley via the London Underground from Euston Square Tube station (Metropolitan Line). 
Chiltern Railways run from Warwick Parkway and Leamington Spa to Wembley Stadium and London Marylebone. 

The last train back to Coventry is the 2324 Avanti West Coast service from London Euston. 

The last train back to Warwick Parkway/Leamington Spa is the 2219 Chiltern Railways service from Wembley Stadium. 

  • Chiltern Railways is part of the Arriva group, one of the leading providers of passenger transport in Europe,  employing around 38,000 people and delivering around 1.5 billion passenger journeys across 10 European countries. 
  • Chiltern operates commuter/regional rail passenger services from its Central London terminus at London Marylebone along the M40 corridor to destinations in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, as well as long-distance services to the West Midlands along two routes. Services on the Chiltern Main Line run from London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford, with some peak-hour services to Stourbridge Junction.
  • Chiltern also runs trains on the London to Aylesbury Line to Aylesbury (with some trains terminating at Aylesbury Vale Parkway instead), on the Princes Risborough to Aylesbury and Oxford to Bicester branch lines.