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It's a save! Lumo supports Gateshead FC fans with extra service

Lumo, the official rail partner of Gateshead FC has proudly announced details of an extra service to help Heed Army fans return from London to Tyneside on Saturday 11 May 2024

Published 24 Apr 2024

Fans heading to the Isuzu FA Trophy Final at Wembley can now book on either the 07:12, or 10:22, Lumo departures from Newcastle which travel non-stop to London King’s Cross connecting into the tube to arrive well ahead of the 16:15 kick-off against Solihull Moors FC. 

Lumo has worked at speed with industry partners at Network Rail to enable the additional departure from London King’s Cross at 20:26 which will see fans arrive back in Newcastle at 23:10. 

Martijn Gilbert, Managing Director at Lumo, said: “As a locally based company, we’re proud to be playing our part in helping Gateshead fans make sure they can get to Wembley and back on the same day for the Trophy Final. We’ll be making sure it’s a memorable journey with our special ‘Head Army Express’ service helping the club’s many fans get there match fit.

“At Lumo, we’re wishing Gateshead FC every success for a win at Wembley. Putting on an extra train at short notice is no mean feat, but as an agile and entrepreneurial Open Access rail operator, and thanks to our work with Network Rail, we have ensure we’ve been able to achieve this important goal to support Gateshead fans.”  

To further support pre-match excitement on the day of the final, Lumo will be specially branding a train with Gateshead FC ‘Heed Army Express’ designs across one of the operator’s all-electric trains.
Bernard McWilliams, Gateshead FC Vice Chairman said: “Once again Gateshead FC are delighted to partner with Lumo during our Isuzu FA Trophy Cup Final appearance at Wembley, their support this year has been excellent and we are proud to have them on board as a Club Partner”.

Single tickets start from £44.90 when booked fee-free on the Lumo website.