HUNDREDS of Wigan Warriors fans feared they were going to miss the Challenge Cup Final after their charter train was cancelled at the 11th hour.
Around 600 cherry-and-whites arrived at Wigan North Western on Saturday morning to discover that the special locomotive laid on by the club because of disruption to regular services, couldn’t run because of an engine fault.
However the train company DB Schenker pulled out all the stops to get the supporters shipped down to Crewe by other rail and coach services to make a connection to London Euston and it is believed that most if not all of them got to Wembley stadium on time.
A DB Schenker spokesman said: “The service was disrupted two hours before departure due to an operational incident.
“Our immediate priority was to ensure that all supporters were able to get to the stadium by other means.
“With the support of other rail operators we were able to ensure everybody booked on the train got to the match in time.
“We apologise to all passengers for the disruption caused to the start of their day. The return service from London to Wigan operated as planned.”
For further details see Monday’s Wigan Evening Post ...