Further to the Club’s statement on away travel, whilst we are pleased that the club will continue to offer this valuable service with the unreliability of train travel and the short notice kick off time changes all supporters suffer, it is disappointing that the subsidy will be stopped. (Many thanks to the CST for subsidising the costs of travel to Bournemouth).
Despite the concerns expressed at recent meetings with CFC officials by all supporters groups regarding the increase in costs to away coach travel in these difficult times, the club have still decided to take this unpopular decision.
This coaches are used by, amongst others, some of our most vulnerable supporters who rely on this to attend matches. The overall cost to the club is a tiny amount in comparison to their recent outlay and is of immense value to those who use this service.
Chelsea Football Club is a community, open to everyone, and those who would not otherwise be able to attend without the Club’s help should be supported equally with others.
We urge the Club to reconsider their decision.