On Sunday 24th March, up to 300 Wrexham fans will get the chance to travel directly to Wembley Stadium for the FA Carlsberg Trophy Final, on a special train provided by Arriva Trains Wales.
For the first time in their 140 year history, Wrexham will be travelling to Wembley to compete in one of their biggest ever games, and for the first time in their 10 year history, Arriva Trains Wales will be running a train direct to Wembley Stadium.
Arriva Trains Wales are using the Premier Train Service (Y Gerallt Gymro), which has been newly re-furbished thanks to Welsh Government funding and which operates on the Welsh Government specified express service between North and South Wales on weekdays.
Ian Bullock, Managing Director for Arriva Trains Wales said “We’re incredibly excited to be part of this special day for Wrexham, and with the success of other Welsh football clubs in recent years, wanted to take the opportunity to do something special for the fans. On such a unique occasion, we were keen to work with the Welsh Government to support the team in whatever way we could.”
The train will offer first and standard class, but places are limited to the number of seats available and places will be served on a first come, first served basis. Tickets can only be purchased in person at the ticket office at Wrexham General station.
Ian added “As we are expecting them to sell out fast, we encourage fans wishing to travel on the special train to go to Wrexham Booking Office as soon as they can.”
Transport Minister Carl Sargeant said “What better use for the Gerallt Gymro than to take Wrexham fans to Wembley in style! I am delighted that the Welsh Government funded Premier Train Service, which provides a regular link between North and South Wales on weekdays, is providing even better value for money by being put to good use at the weekend. This also demonstrates Arriva Train Wales responding to demand from its passengers which is very pleasing to see.”
“I wish the team all the very best of luck for the FA Trophy final and their promotion bid during the rest of the season. North Wales is fully behind you!”
The special service will depart Wrexham General at 09.15 arriving Wembley Stadium station at 12.46.
The return journey will then depart Wembley Stadium at either 17.41 (normal time) or at 18.41 (extra time or penalties).
Wrexham are away at Dartford tonight – follow our @wrexham twitter account or updates on the Wrexham.com site for our usual goal updates! Update 6pm: Or not… the game has been called off due to waterlogged pitch!