To help make it as easy as possible for Birmingham City fans to get to the final, London Midland is running seven extra trains from Birmingham New Street to Wembley on 27 February, including three "Blues Specials" which will leave New Street at 0853, 0953 and 1053 calling at Birmingham International and Wembley Central only.
The scheduled trains from Birmingham New Street to Northampton at 0914, 1014, 1114 and 1214 will also be running through to Wembley to make things even easier!
After the match, 6 trains (approximately 3000 seats) will run back from Wembley to Birmingham.
Match-goers who don't live in the Midlands will also be able to take advantage of several extra trains between Northampton, Milton Keynes and Wembley Central, full details of which can be found on London Midland's online journey planner.
David Whitley, Head of Marketing for London Midland, commented, "This is a big day for Blues fans, and it's great to be playing a part in it. Tickets on each of the extra trains cost just £17.50 return, so there should be no shortage of takers, making for a great atmosphere on board!"
Fans are advised to visit londonmidland.com/carling-cup-final for details of times and fares.
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Since 2007, London Midland has been providing train services to and from London in the south, to Birmingham in the Midlands and Liverpool in the north-west. Over 60 million passenger journeys a year are made using on the network and London Midland manage 148 stations and operate
over 1,300 services a day.
London Midland is owned by Govia, the partnership between the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis. Govia
is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for nearly 30 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its three rail companies, Southern (which includes Gatwick Express services), Southeastern and London Midland. Further information on Govia is available at www.govia.info
London Midland has won a range of awards, including Best Local Transport Integration, four Rail Business Awards for marketing, public relations and customer information, five Golden Spanner Awards for Engineering, three IOIC awards for internal communication and three Railstaff Awards for Outstanding Customer Service, Lifesaving and Charity Work.
In 2013 London Midland was awarded the Investors in People (IiP) Silver Award and been awarded the 5 Star award by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in 2012.