Train strikes: Important Nottingham Forest and Women’s FA Cup final travel information
From the official Chelsea FC website:
Owing to a nationwide strike by RMT union members on Saturday, supporters attending our game against Nottingham Forest should note there will be severely limited services on National Rail with many parts of the network closed entirely.
Supporters are strongly advised to check the National Rail journey planner before travelling, with all timetables expected to be confirmed by close of play on Thursday 11 May.
On South Western Railway, a reduced service will operate between 7am and 7pm. The following routes will be served:
• London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside via Hounslow – 2 trains per hour, reducing to 1 from mid-afternoon
• London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside via Richmond – 2 trains per hour
• London Waterloo to Woking – 4 trains per hour
• London Waterloo to Basingstoke – 1 fast and 2 semi-fast trains per hour
• Basingstoke to Salisbury – 1 train per hour
• A reduced service on the Island Line
There will be no services on any other SWR routes. Long-planned engineering work in the Winchester area will also mean there will be no services between Basingstoke and Southampton Central, with no rail replacement bus services in operation.
On Southern, the railway will operate limited opening hours with services starting later and finishing much earlier than normal. Some routes will finish earlier than others, and some stations will not be served at all. Please check your first and last trains carefully, as there will be no alternative travel outside of these services.
For further information on upcoming industrial action and which train companies are affected, click here.
Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley
Travel Disruption – Rail
Supporters attending this year’s Vitality Women’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United on Sunday should plan their travel to Wembley Stadium carefully due t the significant strike action across the national rail sector planned to take place the day before the final.
Some rail services may be disrupted in the wake of this on Sunday 14 May. Chiltern Railways services will not be stopping at Wembley Stadium Station.
For the latest updates on services and trains in operation please visit the National Rail website.
Please plan your journey to Wembley Stadium well in advance.
London Underground Travel
All Tube lines that stop at Wembley stations (Wembley Park & Wembley Central) will be running as normal on Sunday, 14 May.
Plan your journey using TfL’s Journey Planner or the TfL Go app, and check before you travel for the latest on how services in London are running.
National Express is the official coach partner for Wembley Stadium, serving over 50 destinations UK-wide. Visit the National Express website for more details on how to book a direct event day coach service.
Stadium Car Parking
Event day parking at Wembley Stadium is limited and must be booked in advance via the Wembley Official Parking website. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Any vehicles which do not pre-book will not be granted access to the stadium car parks. Customers are advised to park via the official car parks only.
Blue badge parking is available for ticket holders with accessibility needs and this can also be booked directly through the Wembley Official Parking website. For any further accessibility requirements, please review Wembley Stadium’s Access Information page, or visit the Guest support portal.
For more information and a full guide for supporters travelling to Wembley click here
‘Chelsea Supporters Group’ can also be found on Twitter and Facebook