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No Trains For LDV Final!

Network Rail has confirmed there will not be providing a train service for fans travelling to the LDV Vans Trophy Final on 2nd April.

Their decision has angered Swansea City Football Club and this matter will be brought up by AM Valerie Lloyd in the Welsh Assembly today.

A statement from Network Rail said:
'Football fans travelling to Cardiff for the LDV Trophy Final on Sunday, April 2 are advised to check their journey details before travelling as a result of the closure of the mainline between Bridgend and Swansea for essential engineering works. . . . we will be carrying out work in the Margam, Skewen and Stormy areas. This will mean the railway will be closed in both directions between Bridgend and Swansea all day.''

Robbie Burns, Network Rail's Western Route Director, said:
'For the last few years we have promised the FA that we will have no significant work on any route to Cardiff on FA Cup Final day itself, but on any other weekend we cannot always offer that. There are a large number of events held in Cardiff that we simply cannot keep all those times work free.

'This work has been planned for two years and is necessary to maintain the safe running of the railway in South Wales.'


The club are extremely dissapointed with the news. There was pressure from South Wales Police, The British Transport Police, Arriva Trains, Swansea Council and Cardiff Council to change their decision.




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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 21 2006

Time: 9:53PM

Your Comments

Personally i think it's a ******* shambles .
JACK_THE_LAD
it might be good cos cardiff fans wont have the chance to jump on the train and cause trouble stupid though
Lloydgriffiths
boycott trainsport it their profits hard
youngs121
the people who are running te trains are just thinking about themselves! what about all the fans who r going up 2 watch the mighty swans
s_w_a_n_s
What a joke of a railway company, cant they pospone it one weekend. ******** *********s!
jonesey0910
They Would postpone it If it were a rugby International - why not for the Swans then?
truejack
heyy ne 1 no if the cardiff game on the telly :P ? ? ?
swanzea_gal
its shamefull there will be 200 buses if theres no trains
willis
i dont believe it what a load of dogs ********* oh well there the ones who are losing money...got me bus i am on bus 24 what about you lot?
mattyjones
cardiff are quite clearly taking the *****!!
troika dog
OH AND SWANSEAGAL THE CARDIFF GAME WILL BE ON TV NOT SURE ABOUT THE CHANNEL THOUGH
troika dog
omg jonesy u think u kno wat ur popping about when u sound redicilous
kevzy118
What a load of rubbish from british rail. I think you should ahve a ci=oncerted effort to make your views known to their heirarchy.
FEn_100
 

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