Virgin Trains adds extra service for Wembley–bound Hull FC fans

Published on : Monday, August 1, 2016

Virgin Trains lVirgin Trains has added an extra return service to London to help fans of Hull FC enjoy their big day out at the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final.


Hull FC will play against Warrington Wolves at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 27 August in what is one of the biggest dates on the British sporting calendar.


Virgin Trains will operate an additional return service departing Hull on 27 August at 07.50, Brough at 08.03, Selby at 08.26 and arriving into London King’s Cross at 10.52.


The return service will depart the capital at 19.48, arrive into Selby at 21.37, Brough at 21.59 and Hull at 22.20.


Hull FC Media and Marketing Director James Clark said: “It’s fantastic that Virgin Trains will be putting on an additional return service for our fans for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final on August 27th.


“The extra return service provides the fans heading down to Wembley with another alternative way of travelling to what will be a brilliant game. We’ll also have in the region of 80-100 official coaches travelling to the match too, so there are a number of options for fans who want to make the journey to the game.”


Claire Ansley, General Manager for Virgin Trains on its east coast route, said: “We’re delighted to add this extra return service for Hull FC fans.


“We’re now more than half way through a £21m refurbishment of our trains to improve their comfort and reliability – and we hope that many fans of the Black and Whites will enjoy travelling to the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final in style with Virgin Trains.”


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