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Travel information for supporters

22 November 2019

Walsall Football Club would like to make supporters aware of the planned rail strikes that could affect your journey to the Banks’s Stadium.

The strikes are planned to take place on Saturday 23rd November, Saturday 30th November and Saturday 14th November, affecting Walsall’s matches against Stevenage, Oxford United and Macclesfield Town.

West Midlands Railway and London Western Rail, who have services that pass through Bescot Stadium station, will be affected.

On a strike day there will be fewer trains, some stations will not be served and some West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services will finish earlier than normal.

Key travel advice:

The West Midlands remains open for business. You can still get to where you need to go but you will need to check before you travel and leave more time: 

  • Plan ahead: Strike day timetables will be made available a few days before a strike day but could change last minute. Plan your journey based on current information but remember to check it again before you travel by using National Rail Enquiries or by checking with your train operator.

 

  • Leave more time for journeys: Other train companies are due to run a normal Saturday service but will be busier than usual. Don’t aim for the last train home, get there early and expect to queue.

 

  • Stick to public transport: Other train operating companies are due to run as planned and the West Midlands Metro and West Midlands bus networks are a good alternative to train if you are travelling between Wolverhampton and Birmingham or making local journeys.

 

  • If you’re planning to go Christmas shopping or visit a Christmas Market: consider travelling into centres earlier and leaving earlier. The busiest time to travel around the West Midlands will be between 15:00-16:00.

For more information and help planning your journey on a strike day, please visit: networkwm.com/railstrike


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