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Raft of dry trains planned for November and December

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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 British Transport Police recently told us about a raft of dry trains planned for November and December…

Below are details of upcoming dry trains for Virgin East Coast, Grand Central Trains and Hull Trains in November and December. The relevant games that have caused these Dry Trains are shown, but obviously supporters attending other games may also use these trains and so get caught up in the alcohol ban:

Saturday 28th November 2015 – All Newcastle and Leeds bound Virgin East Coast trains, Hull bound Hull Trains services and Sunderland bound Grand Central trains services from 1800hrs.


  • Crystal Palace v Newcastle United, 3pm kick-off
  • QPR v Leeds United, 3pm kick-off

Saturday 5th December 2015 – All Newcastle & Sunderland bound Virgin East Coast and Grand Central trains from 6pm.


  • Arsenal v Sunderland, 3pm kick-off

Saturday 12th December 2015 – All Leeds bound Virgin East Coast trains from 6pm.


  • Charlton Athletic v Leeds United, 3pm kick-off

Sunday 13th December 2015 – All Newcastle bound Virgin East Coast and Grand Central trains from 7pm.


Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United 4pm kick-off

Saturday 19th December 2015 – All Newcastle & Sunderland bound Virgin East Coast and Grand Central trains from 6pm.


Chelsea v Sunderland 3pm kick-off

 Thanks to Renaud Chodkowski for the image used in this article. Reproduced here under CC licence.

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