Extra train service for Imps fans travelling to Wembley

Virgin Trains will put on an extra service to help Lincoln City fans travelling to Wembley for the Checkatrade Trophy final in April.

As previously reported the Imps will play Shrewsbury in their first ever trip to Wembley on Sunday, April 8 (3pm kick-off).

The extra train service will depart from Lincoln at 9.52am before going via Newark at 10.18am and arriving at Kings Cross Station in London at 11.35am.

The usual Sunday return journey departs Kings Cross at 7.08pm, going via Stevenage, Peterborough, Grantham, Newark before arriving back into Lincoln at 9.01pm and tickets can be booked via the Virgin Trains’ website here.

Lincoln City players celebrate reaching the Wembley final where they will face Shrewsbury on April 8. Photo: Lincoln City Football Club.

Over 25,000 Imps fans will be heading to the capital, with close to 7,000 Shrewsbury so far having snapped up tickets to the Wembley clash.

Commercial Director at Lincoln City Ritchie Bates added: “We are proud to work with Virgin Trains to be able to offer an additional service for supporters to get to Wembley for the Checkatrade Trophy Final.

“This additional train provided by Virgin trains will help ensure all our supporters have the means to attend the club’s historic first visit to Wembley Stadium in April and this just aligns with the community spirit we have at the club.

“We look forward to working with Virgin Trains in further partnership over the coming months ahead of the increased timetable to London in May 2019​.”