Virgin Trains has added an extra service to London to help Imps’ fans travel to Wembley for the Checkatrade trophy Final against Shrewsbury Town on Sunday April 8th.
Over 25,000 supporters will be heading down to the capital to support the team as they make their maiden bow at the National Stadium and with the addition of this extra train there is another option to make the trip to the Capital.
This service will head from Lincoln on the day of the game via Newark before arriving at Kings Cross Station just before midday, there are other Virgin Train services leaving Lincoln at 9.30am and 11.16am which would also ensure fans get to the capital ahead of kick off. For the return journey the train departs at 7.08pm back to Lincoln (Tickets on the train can be booked via Virgin Trains’ website: www.virgintrainseastcoast.com)
David Horne, Managing Director for Virgin Trains on the east coast is pleased to be able to help our supporters travel to the final on what he hopes will be a memorable day.
“We are pleased to be putting on additional services for Imp fans and to be able to support on what will no doubt be a special day for them.” He said
“We wish the Lincoln City Football Club the best of luck and look forward to working with the football club as we make plans to launch our direct Azuma services from Lincoln next year.”
Virgin Trains are committed to delivering a high speed, high frequency service and customers consistently rate them as one of the top long-distance rail franchise operators.
Lincoln City Commercial Director Ritchie Bates, said: "We are proud to work with Virgin Trains to be able to offer an additional service for supporters to get to Wembley for the Checkatrade Trophy Final. This additional train provided by Virgin trains will help ensure all our supporters have the means to attend the club's historic first visit to Wembley Stadium in April and this just aligns with the community spirit we have at the club. We look forward to working with Virgin Trains in further partnership over the coming months ahead of the increased timetable to London in May 2019."