Latics fans face more rail misery

Latics fans at Wembley
Latics fans at Wembley
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LATICS fans heading to Wembley for their side’s Community Shield match on August 11 face rail misery once again, just months after huge problems for the FA Cup final.

The West Coast Mainline, which is used to take trains directly from Wigan North Western to London Euston, is set to undergo repairs just south of the town.

These will be completed by 1.45pm but with the game kicking off at 2pm, it makes it completely impossible for supporters to get there on the day.

But a return journey is possible!

In May, the late kick-off time at Wembley meant that there was no way Latics fans could get the train home after the match.

Virgin trains have announced a number of alternative services which Wigan fans can use to get to the game though.

A spokesman said: “Several options are being made available to people. People can travel to Runcorn and connect to those services there or they can go from Wigan Wallgate to Manchester Piccadilly and get scheduled services from there.

“There will also be an additional train put on there too.

“They can also travel to Warrington Bank Quay where there will also be a limited amount of free parking available.

“Another option is to take coaches from Wigan to Crewe which are being put onand connect there.

“With the engineering works scheduled to be completed by 1.45pm, all return journeys on the day will be as normal.”

A number of private coach services are expected to be confirmed before the day too.