Lumo announces an extra service to help Gateshead FC fans get to and from Wembley

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North East-based train operator is making travel easier for Gateshead FC fans.

Gateshead FC fans heading to the Isuzu FA Trophy Final at Wembley on Saturday, May 11, can now travel to and from the capital with ease thanks to Lumo.

The Newcastle-based train operator has announced details of an extra service to help Heed Army fans.

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Those who are heading to London can now book on either the 7:12am or the 10:22am Lumo departures from Newcastle, which travel non-stop to London King’s Cross.

Lumo has announced an additional service to help Gateshead FC fans get to and from Wembley with ease. Photo: Other 3rd Party.Lumo has announced an additional service to help Gateshead FC fans get to and from Wembley with ease. Photo: Other 3rd Party.
Lumo has announced an additional service to help Gateshead FC fans get to and from Wembley with ease. Photo: Other 3rd Party. | Other 3rd Party

Connecting Tube services mean that fans will arrive well ahead of the 4:15pm kick-off time against Solihull Moors FC.

Lumo has revealed that it has worked with Network Rail to enable an additional departure from London King’s Cross at 8:26pm and will see fans arrive back in Newcastle at 11:10pm.

Martijn Gilbert, managing director at Lumo, said: “As a locally based company, we’re proud to be playing our part in helping Gateshead fans make sure they can get to Wembley and back on the same day for the Trophy Final.

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“We’ll be making sure it’s a memorable journey with our special ‘Head Army Express’ service helping the club’s many fans get there match fit.

“At Lumo, we’re wishing Gateshead FC every success for a win at Wembley. Putting on an extra train at short notice is no mean feat, but as an agile and entrepreneurial Open Access rail operator, and thanks to our work with Network Rail, we have ensured we’ve been able to achieve this important goal to support Gateshead fans.”

Lumo, which is the official rail partner of Gateshead FC, will also be branding a train with Gateshead FC ‘Heed Army Express’ designs on the day of the final.

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Bernard McWilliams, Gateshead FC vice chairman, commented: “Once again Gateshead FC are delighted to partner with Lumo during our Isuzu FA Trophy Cup Final appearance at Wembley, their support this year has been excellent, and we are proud to have them on board as a Club Partner.”

Single tickets for Lumo services start from £44.90 and can be booked at: https://www.lumo.co.uk/.

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