Train services to Wembley

28th January 2013

A statement from First Great Western regarding train services for the Capital One Cup final on Sunday, February 24:
"First Great Western are happy to confirm that we plan to operate a number of additional services on Sunday, February 24 to assist Swansea fans travelling to and from London for the Capital One Cup Final.
"On this date our colleagues at Network Rail are undertaking engineering work in the Cardiff area, as well as between Bristol Parkway and Swindon and also between Reading and London; as a result journey times to Paddington from South Wales and are extended by up to 50 minutes.  Similar extended travel times will apply for trains returning from Paddington in the evening.
"Additional services are anticipated to depart from Swansea at 08.10 calling at Neath (08.22), Port Talbot (08.31), Bridgend (08.44) Cardiff (09.09) and Newport (09.24) and arriving at Paddington at 12.02. There will be a further additional service which is anticipated to depart Swansea at 09.05 calling at calling at Neath (09.16), Port Talbot (09.25), Bridgend (09.38) Cardiff (10.02) and Newport (10.18) and arriving at Paddington at 13.02.
"You will not be able to reserve seats on these additional services, and they will be boarded on a 'first come, first served' basis. Fans intending to travel on these services are advised to give themselves plenty of time to get to the station.
"You will be able to make seat reservations on all other scheduled services from Swansea to Paddington and return.
"Please be aware that Groupsave tickets will not be available from Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot or Bridgend for journeys to London on this day.
"Additional services are also being planned for the return journey. The departure times of these services will be confirmed on the day and is dependent on whether the game finishes at the end of 90 minutes or if extra time/penalties are required. Fans are advised to allow plenty of time for their return journey, and note that the timings of the additional services to Swansea will only be made known when they arrive back at Paddington."
Contact First Great Western on 08457 000 125 for more details.