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The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) opposes laws and rules which discriminate against fans and “dry trains” – where alcohol is banned – fall into that category. However, we also believe it’s vital that fans know the lay of the land and stay up to date with dry trains that may affect their match-day travel.

Dry train info for Saturday 27th Februrary

Fans travelling from the north east for West Ham vs Sunderland (12.45pm kick-off) and Fulham vs Middlesbrough (3pm kick-off) will be affected.

Virgin Trains East Coast (restrictions apply between London and Newcastle only): 

17.00 London Kings Cross – 19.50 Newcastle (arrives Edinburgh 21.22)
17.30 London Kings Cross – 20.40 Newcastle
18.00 London Kings Cross – 20.50 Newcastle (arrives Edinburgh 22.37)
18.30 London Kings Cross – 21.42 Newcastle
19.00 London Kings Cross – 21.51 Newcastle
19.48 London Kings Cross – 00.05 Newcastle

Grand Central:

16.47 London Kings Cross – 20.21 Sunderland
19.11 London Kings Cross – 22.36 Sunderland

Dry train info for League Cup final, Sunday 28th February:

  • There will be no dry trains from the north west into London prior to kick-off
  • All Virgin train services, to all destinations, from Euston after kick-off will be designated dry.
  • There will be an additional return from Liverpool Lime Street: 11:17am Liverpool Lime Street – 1:31pm London Euston, 9pm London Euston – 00.06am Liverpool Lime Street.
  • Manchester Piccadilly will also see a Euston return addded to the usual timetable: 10:56am Manchester Piccadilly – 1.15pm London Euston, 9.08pm London Euston – 00.18 Manchester Piccadilly

Thanks to Aubrey Morandarte for the image used in this blog.

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