Thousands of Uruguay, Australia, South Africa and Samoa fans are set to travel by train to Birmingham this weekend to shout on their sides in Rugby World Cup matches at Villa Park.
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LNW runs from London Euston in the south, through the West Midlands, the north west of England and Cumbria before joining with Scotland at Gretna. It is home to the West Coast main line, the busiest mixed use railway in Europe and the main long distance route between England Scotland. LNW supports the major British cities outside of London – including Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, as well as several smaller cities such as Wolverhampton, Stoke, Coventry and Carlisle. Train operators on the route include Virgin Trains, London Midland, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Southern (GTR), Merseyrail, Northern, First TransPennine Express, London Overground, Arriva Trains Wales and Chiltern Railways.
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South Africa fans hoping their side can re-ignite its Rugby World Cup hopes following a shock defeat to Japan will be among hundreds of thousands of train passengers heading to Birmingham this weekend.
Train passengers are being urged to allow extra time for journeys ahead of one of Birmingham’s busiest-ever weekends.
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