Albion Fans Can Take Train To Semi Final

20 March 2019, 12:21 | Updated: 20 March 2019, 12:28

Brighton and Hove Albion

Network Rail has announced that planned engineering work on the Brighton Mainline that was scheduled the same weekend as Brighton's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley has now been moved to a different date.

Bosses say discussions with Govia Thameslink and the club began as soon as it was confirmed Albion would be playing Manchester City at Wembley on April 6.

Paul Harwood, Director of Investment at Network Rail south east, said: "We congratulate the Seagulls on reaching the semi-finals.
"This match is incredibly important, not just to so many Brighton fans but also the wider Brighton economy, so we started planning to reschedule the work as soon as Brighton were through to the semi-finals. 

"With the kick-off details confirmed yesterday afternoon we're now pleased to announce our decision.

"Moving the work means we can accommodate the fans, but also hold firm on our promise to complete our £67 million reliability upgrade to the Brighton main line.

"We will update passengers soon once we have confirmed a replacement date to complete the work before the summer."

The work on Saturday, 6 April, will be rescheduled to another date set to be confirmed. However, the work planned for Sunday, 7 April, will continue as advertised with a rail replacement bus service in place for passengers.

The club say they are delighted that the work has been rescheduled to allow fans to travel to Wembley on trains instead of replacement buses.