Travel advice: Wembley Event Saturday 18 May 2024 - Oxford United vs Bolton Wanderers

 

Travel advice for customers travelling to the match:

  • Services will be much busier than usual because Oxford United are playing at Wembley Stadium. Please allow plenty of time to travel.
  • Customers travelling from this area to the event, should travel from Oxford Parkway railway station. Oxford Parkway has one of the largest car parking facilities on our route and there is also a Park and Ride facility nearby.
  • All Chiltern Railways services to Wembley Stadium will start at Oxford Parkway, which has longer platforms than Oxford, enabling us to provide more capacity on our trains. No Chiltern Railways train services will operate from Oxford and a limited capacity bus replacement service will operate between Oxford and Oxford Parkway stations.
  • Queuing systems will be in place at Oxford Parkway, Bicester Village and Bicester North before the match and also after the match at Wembley Stadium station.
  • After the event, whilst we are running additional services, you should expect there to be extended waiting times as large numbers of customers leave the venue at the same time.
  • Wherever possible, we ask customers to purchase tickets ahead of travel using the Chiltern Railways website or App. We recommend that customers consider collecting pre-purchased paper tickets ahead of the day.
  • The special timetables are now accurate in online journey planners. Please check your end-to-end journey carefully before you travel.

For live journey updates, please visit our JourneyCheck page.

For our live service information route map and links to individual station departure boards, please click here.

Travel advice for customers travelling on other parts of the route:

  • There will be a limited capacity rail replacement bus service between Oxford and Oxford Parkway all day.
  • The majority of services towards London are expected to be busy until lunchtime. Services will also be busy for services out of London in the evening, after the event.
  • Queuing systems will be in place for all customers travelling southbound at Oxford Parkway, Bicester Village and Bicester North.
  • In connection with the Wembley Stadium event, and in order to free-up resource to accommodate the additional passengers travelling from Oxford Parkway, no rail services will operate all day between Marylebone - Aylesbury Vale Parkway (via Amersham) and also between Leamington Spa and Stratford Upon Avon, with rail replacement bus services in place.
  • The special timetables are now accurate in online journey planners. Please check your end-to-end journey carefully before you travel.