All aboard The Grecians’ Express

Thursday 25th May 2017

GWR helps Exeter City fans to Wembley

Great Western Railway will be running a special one off train – ‘The Grecians’ Express’, for Exeter City fans travelling to Wembley for the League 2 Play-Off Final on Sunday 28 May.

This train is in addition to Great Western Railway’s normal train service from Exeter St Davids to London Paddington and means there will be three direct trains to the capital, which will give fans plenty of time to get to the stadium before the 3pm kick off.

‘The Grecians’ Express’ will depart from Exeter St Davids at 09.19 calling at Tiverton Parkway and arriving into London Paddington at 11.47.

After the match, ‘The Grecians’ Express’ will bring the fans home departing London Paddington at 19.28, calling at Newbury and Tiverton Parkway and arriving back into Exeter St Davids at 22.01.

Dan Okey, GWR Development Manager said:

“Our congratulations go to Exeter City Football Club for making the League 2 Play Off Final, and we are delighted to be able to mark the occasion with ‘The Grecians’ Express’ to help get fans to and from London for the match.

“Best of luck for the match and we hope it’s a victorious day for the Grecians.”

A spokesperson for Exeter City, said: “We are delighted that Great Western Railway have put on the Grecians’ Express to help fans with their travel to and back from Wembley Stadium on Sunday.”

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