'Dry Trains' To Wembley
28 February 2014, 06:00
Fans travelling from the North East to London for Sunderland's Capital One Cup final match against Man City are warned there will be no booze on any of the trains.
The warning comes from train operators East Coast and the British Transport Police (BTP).
Around 40,000 fans are expected to make their way to Wembley to watch the game on Sunday 2nd March, with a significant number of them using trains to reach the venue for the 2pm kick off.
BTP Officers will be at stations and on board trains alongside travelling fans on the way to and from London to answer any questions passengers may have and to provide information and general safety and travel advice.
All fans should be aware of the following travel advice and information provided by train operators.
East Coast trains will operate 'dry' trains over the weekend. On these services alcohol cannot be bought, carried or consumed on board.
Saturday 1st March: All trains from Newcastle to King's Cross will be 'dry' trains
Sunday 2nd March: Departures starting with the 07.30 up to and including the 08.55 departure from Newcastle will be dry trains.
From London returning north the first 'dry' service will be the 17.12, and the restriction will apply up to and including the 21.45 service.
On Sunday 2 March all northbound services post-match will be 'dry' trains. Alcohol cannot be bought, carried or consumed on board.
Tyne & Wear Metro
On Sunday 2 March services between South Hylton, Sunderland and Newcastle will run until 9am due to engineering works. A replacement bus service will run instead of trains after 9am calling at all stations between South Hylton and Heworth.
Fans are advised to travel on Metro before 8.30am for connections at Newcastle Central, and allow extra time for their journey on the replacement bus service later in the day.
Supporters are also reminded that Transport for London operates a strict no alcohol policy on all London Underground services at all times, and drinking from or carrying of open containers of alcohol is banned.
Planned engineering work on Northern line, DLR and London Overground will not affect travel to and from Wembley.