26th November 2018
West Midlands Railway is advising customers travelling by train to Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre this weekend to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journey. The annual festive market opens on Thursday (29 November) and runs until Sunday (2 December) and is expected to be as busy as ever.
Stations and trains are expected to be much busier than usual and at the closest station to the event - Worcester Foregate Street - a queuing system will be place during the busiest times. This will help keep people moving safely on and off trains.
Ticket gate lines will be staffed throughout the event and in order to avoid additional delays, passengers are reminded to ensure they have a valid ticket for their journey before boarding. Ticket purchasing facilities are available at all stations, alternatively tickets can be bought via the West Midlands Railway app.
Richard Brooks, customer experience director for West Midlands Railway, said: “Travelling by train is a great way to get to and from the city’s festivities this weekend. Trains and stations will be busier than usual, but by using queuing a system and providing additional staff on hand to assist, we are confident that we will be able to keep everyone moving.
“We advise anyone travelling to plan their journey options, allow some extra time and to make sure that they know when their last train home is departing. We don’t want anyone to get caught out or left behind!”
Author: Darren Porter
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