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London Midland runs special trains for Aston Villa fans heading to Wembley

Press Release   •   Feb 16, 2010 07:54 GMT

Rail operator London Midland is running three direct trains to Wembley for the League cup final clash between Aston Villa and Manchester United on 28 February.

The trains will leave Birmingham New Street at 0933, 1053 and 1110 (and return after the match has finished).

Super off-peak return tickets to Wembley Central cost just £14 return (£7 for children) from any station in the West Midlands. The price even includes the local train journey into Birmingham.

Full details can be found on the London Midland website at or by calling London Midland on 0121 634 2040.

London Midland commercial director Alex Hynes said: “We're providing hundreds of extra seats for Villa fans to enjoy their big day and avoid the worry of driving or parking.

"These three extra trains will make it that little bit easier for another 1500 fans to get to the match; and at just £14 a head it's almost half the price of parking at the stadium!"

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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

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.

For more information about London Midland please visit the London Midland website or the newsroom website.

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