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TRAVEL INFO: West Midlands Trains stikes and M42 closure this Saturday

11 August 2023

Club News

TRAVEL INFO: West Midlands Trains stikes and M42 closure this Saturday

11 August 2023

Fans attending Saturday's game are advised of travel disruption for road and rail:

Due to the ongoing industrial action in the form of action short of a strike, West Midlands Trains service on the Leamington – Nuneaton line has been served by bus for the last few weeks. This is set to continue until Sunday.

The hourly bus service will not be sufficient for fans on Saturday, and due to the scale of industrial action, West Midlands Trains will not be able to resource further rail replacement vehicles.

In the interest of safety, the hourly buses will not call at Coventry Arena station for 2 hours pre and post-match, to avoid overcrowding – the bus would only fit 60 fans on, and West Midlands Trains anticipate issues around loading.

Fans are advised to use alternative transport to/from the Arena. More info can be found at wmr.uk/industrialaction.

West Midlands Train apologise for the inconvenience and the short notice.

For live updates and travel info, fans are advised to visit wmr.uk/plan

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What’s happening

  • The M42 between Junction 6 and 7a (Northbound) and Junction 7 and 6 (Southbound) will be temporarily closed for one weekend from 9pm on Friday 11 August until 5am on Monday 14 August.

For more information on the works please visit Transport for West Midlands. 

  • Rail: An overtime ban is in place on Saturday 12 August, as a result there will be no trains or rail replacement buses serving Coventry Arena station.

What does this mean

  • If you are travelling to the football match by the M6 please note that junction 3 is likely to be busier than usual due to the M42 closure.
  • If you are travelling to the football match on the M42 please be aware that a diversion will be in place.
  • If you are travelling by rail please be aware there will be no rail or rail replacement bus services operating to Coventry Arena Station.
  • Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey. Roads and buses are likely to be busier than usual.

Alternative ways to travel


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