Avanti West Coast is encouraging Manchester City fans wanting to travel to the Carabao Cup Final by train to book in advance as their services are expected to be extremely busy on both the Saturday and Sunday.

The game against Aston Villa under the Wembley arch kicks off at 16.30 (UK) on Sunday 1 March, and the normal weekend timetable will be bolstered by two additional services on the day:

  • 09:10 Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  • 21:18 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly (subject to confirmation)

Boarding controls will be in place at London Euston and fans are asked to arrive at the station in good time ahead of their booked return service.

Whilst there are a number of services after the match, this will be reduced if the game goes into extra time.

Avanti West Coast services from London after the game:

  • 19:37, 19:57, 20:15, 20:35, 21:18, 21:25, 21:51

Fans are encouraged to avoid opting for the last train of the day.