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DELAYS EXPECTED ON THE TRAINS SUNDAY

13 May 2015

Bristol Rovers have been contacted by First Great Western Trains who wish to advise supporters about delays on the line between Bristol Parkway and London Paddington.

“On the forthcoming weekend our services are affected by some engineering works which will have an impact on fans wishing to travel to Wembley on Sunday 17th. 

"Our colleagues at Network Rail are undertaking work between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, and Swindon and Chippenham which has an impact on routes from both of the major Bristol stations to London.

"Services from Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted between Bath and Reading and  journey times are extending by up to 30 mins, fans are advised to check their times carefully before that travel, especially where they plan to use connecting services.

"The most important message that we have for your fans is that there are no rail services from Bristol Parkway to London.  Bristol Parkway is likely to be the first choice station for your fans but our advice is to use Bristol Temple Meads. 

"A limited rail replacement bus service will operate from Parkway to Swindon for onward connecting trains to London, but this is much slower than the service via Temple Meads and services are likely to be much busier due to the limited capacity available.

"Due to the large numbers travelling, fans may be asked to queue prior to being allowed onto the platform for join their trains, this is for their own safety and we will let them onto the trains and platforms as soon as we can, so turn up early!

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