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Extra trains to run during Rugby World Cup matches

Fans going to Rugby World Cup matches will benefit from extra trains to help them get there, it has been announced.

London Midland will lay on extra trains Credit: PA

London Midland will be running extra services for matches at Wembley, Milton Keynes and Villa Park in September and October.

The train company is advising rail travellers that services will be busy on match day, adding that passengers should allow extra time to make their journeys.

Fans travelling to the games at Villa Park on 26 and 27 September are also being warned that Birmingham will be particularly busy as this will be the first weekend when the new Grand Central shopping centre will be open above New Street station.

Fans are advised to use the following stations for specific matches:

  • Fans travelling to Villa Park are advised to use Aston station. Additional services will run before and after the games.
  • For matches at StadiumMK there will be additional services to and from Milton Keynes Central and some trains will have extra carriages.
  • For matches at Wembley Stadium, additional stops will be put in to London Midland’s services at Wembley Central.
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