Fans will descend on Wembley Stadium on Sunday to watch the final fixture of the Euro 2020 tournament. The Euro final is timed to kick-off at 8pm, so expect public transport to be busier than normal on Sunday. Transport for London (TfL) has issued an update for fans planning to use the network this weekend.
How can you avoid peak travel times on Sunday?
Transport for London (TfL) has issued an update for football fans hoping to travel on Sunday via the London Underground.
Firstly, TfL is warning that capacity at Wembley is increasing and so the area around the stadium is expected to be busier than it has been for previous games.
Anyone who isn’t travelling to Wembley Stadium for the match is advised to avoid the area if possible.
Andy Lord, managing director of London Underground, said: “We urge fans to be patient as it may take longer than usual to access stations after the games.
“Customers must please wear a face covering over their nose and mouth unless they are exempt.”
Mr Lord added: “Fans travelling to the games should ensure that they check their journeys before they travel and leave enough time to get to Wembley so they don’t miss kick-off, and should make plans in case the games go to extra time and penalties.
“A huge amount of work has been put in to make sure that journeys can be completed safely and our staff will be on hand in stations to help customers.”
Are there any planned line closures on Sunday?
There will be some disruption on Sunday to the District Line, with Earl’s Court to Kensington (Olympia) affected.
There are also several planned line closures on Saturday, July 10.
Check the TfL website for disruption before setting off on your journey.
Will there be a Night Tube service?
On Sunday night, the underground will not be running a Night Tube service.
So fans should take note of the last train times to get home.
The TfL website states: “Should the game go to extra time or penalties, customers are reminded that services do not run overnight and that they should check their route home before travelling.”
Author: Katie Sewell
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