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Travel advice for Solihull Moors fans ahead of double trip to Wembley Stadium on 5 and 11 May

Chiltern Railways has released travel guidance for Solihull Moors fans wishing to attend the National League Play-Off Final and FA Cup Trophy Final on Sunday 5 and Saturday 11 May respectively.  

Sunday 5 May 

On Sunday 5 May, Chiltern Railways will be running two trains per hour from Birmingham Moor Street and Solihull to Wembley Stadium. 

However, due to engineering works on the route from Birmingham to London Euston, Chiltern Railways is the only option for direct services between Birmingham and London.  

This means that while trains have been lengthened where possible, services are expected to be very busy, and customers may not be able to board their preferred train. 

Queuing systems will be in place at Birmingham Moor Street and Solihull before the game, and Wembley Stadium after the game.  

Customers not attending the football are advised that a quieter time to travel between the West Midlands and London will be in the middle of the day while the event is ongoing.  

Solihull Moors fans should expect busier journeys, allow plenty of time for travel and to check their journey before setting off to Wembley Stadium.  

Saturday 11 May 

Industrial action by the ASLEF union is impacting Chiltern services for this fixture. No trains will call at Wembley Stadium station, and a significantly reduced timetable is operating between Birmingham, Solihull, and London Marylebone.  

This means that trains are expected to be very busy, and that there will not be a direct service to Wembley Stadium on this day.  

Customers may not be able to board their preferred train, as queuing systems will be in place at Birmingham Moor Street and Solihull before the game.  

Alternative services are available from Birmingham New Street or Birmingham International with Avanti West Coast and London Northwestern, for onward connections to Wembley Stadium via the London Underground network.  

Due to the industrial action, customers are asked to check ahead before they travel and to expect busier journeys across the rail network on this day. 

Customers should check before they travel on the Chiltern Railways website (www.chilternrailways.co.uk) or app. 

Chiltern Railways would like to wish the very best of luck to The Moors in both of their Wembley trips this month.  

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Notes to editors

  • 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.