Strains on the Trains

GREAT Western Railway is advising Plymouth Argyle fans travelling to Wembley for the League 2 Playoff final to make a weekend of it...

...with seats still available for trains on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.
GWR has extended some high speed trains on Monday, May 30, so trains that would usually start in Bristol will be extended to start at Plymouth; but all seats have now been sold and those without a reservation cannot expect a seat for the journey.
With Saturday and Sunday travel from Plymouth to the capital going against the flow, Argyle fans are advised to consider staying overnight and to take advantage of the great 2 for 1 offers on days out at London’s top attractions.
Bank Holiday weekend travel to the South Coast is in demand, and with Network Rail engineering work taking place in the London Thames Valley, the ability to provide additional services is limited.
GWR General Manager East David Crome said: “If you’ve not already reserved, you won’t get a space on trains between Plymouth and London on Monday. Customers might prefer to travel on quieter trains on Friday or Saturday and take advantage of the longer weekend.”
For the return journey two services that would normally terminate at Bristol are to be extended to Plymouth and a service that would normally terminate at Exeter is also being extended to Plymouth. All services are expected to be busy.
The return services will depart from London Paddington and travel on to Plymouth via Bristol Temple Meads at 19.07, arriving at 2252; and 19.27, arriving at 2332; and to Plymouth via Exeter SD at 18.30.


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