Sunday 8th April 2001
Guide to the
Semi-Final at Villa Park
TRAVEL TO VILLA PARK:
Villa Park, home of Aston Villa Football Club, is approximately 85 miles
from High Wycombe. Wycombe fans have been allocated the Holte End (13,500) and
part of the Doug Ellis Stand (5,500).
Villa Park, Trinity
Road, Birmingham, B6 6HE.
here for location map
The ground is situated in close proximity to junction 6 of the M6
(spaghetti junction). From the motorway junction follow signs for A38,
Birmingham (NE), Lichfield to the Salford Circus roundabout. Turn right (s/p
City Centre A5217) onto Lichfield Road). Keep right and join Aston Hall Road
(s/p Witton, Aston Villa). For Villa Park continue to the end of Aston Hall
Road and then turn right into Witton Lane.
The local Police are recommending to use the secure parking areas close to the
ground but you will need to arrive early to grab these limited places. These
are situated at Sycamore Social Services, Sycamore Road (150 cars), United
Reformed Church, Upper Sutton St. (80 cars), Aston Tower School, Upper Sutton
St. (250 cars) and ATS Tyres, Wainsright St, off Lichfield Road (100 cars).
Other sites will be sign posted on the day as well as street parking.
Do not leave valuables on display in your car and ensure it is left secure.
This is a massive
operation being organised mainly by the Official Wycombe Wanderers Official
Supporters' Association. More information can
be found on The Blues Club Website.
Wycombe Wanderers Independent Supporters Club are also running coaches and more
details can be found here.
Please note that no further bookings are being taken.
Trains: Chiltern Railways have lifted the Engineering Works planned on the Wycombe-Birmingham (Snow Hill) line for
Sunday 8th April and have also confirmed they will be running extra 'direct' services. Tickets for the extra services must be booked in advance via Chiltern
Railways via their telesales service. Click here for more info on extra trains
Wycombe supporters arriving at
Moor Street or Snow Hill will be escourted to New Street where there will be special trains to Aston,
which is the designated station for Wycombe supporters.
The regular service departure times from High Wycombe are 9.19,
10.06, 11.19, 12.19 and 13.19 arriving at Moor Street at 11.04, 12.04, 13.04,
14.04 and 15.04 respectively. The normal cost for an adult return ticket is £18.20
but usually by buying a 'GroupSave' ticket, four tickets can be brought for the cost of
two. However, it appears Chiltern Railways are currently stating that this
won't be available on the day of the semi-final due to 'safety' reasons.
Please note that the 9.19 service could still be subject to Engineering
Works and passengers are being advised to take a later train.
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