Swansea City and Bradford fans urged to travel safe as 90,000 descend on Wembley
By Sam Tegeltija
THOUSANDS of Swansea City fans travelling to Wembley for today's Capital One Cup Final against Bradford City will be welcomed by the British Transport Police (BTP).
More than 90,000 fans are expected to travel to Wembley Stadium for this afternoon's League Cup Final, with most fans using the London rail network and the three Wembley Stations.
BTP officers want to ensure both sets of fans have safe journeys, as well as other passengers travelling into and out of North London.
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BTP's Sector Commander for Wales, Chief Inspector Sandra England, said: "Sunday promises to be a great day for Swansea fans and our officers will be helping everyone to enjoy it, as well as ensuring everyone travels to and from the game safely.
"We've built a good relationship with the Swansea fans over the past few seasons, having travelled with them on some memorable away days during their first two seasons in the Premier League.
"I'm sure supporters will enjoy the occasion on Sunday, as they have done all season, and continue to represent the club in a positive manner."
Fans are reminded there is a strict no alcohol policy on all London Underground services, and they should not be concerned if they see a high police presence at stations or on trains.
Chief Inspector England added: "Trains can become extremely busy during major sporting events, and having a high-visibility police presence helps make sure the day goes as smoothly as possible for passengers and rail staff.
"The vast majority of Swansea fans are a credit to their club and enjoy supporting their team in good spirits, and we look forward to again welcoming them on to the rail network for this historic game."
She said she wanted Swansea fans to enjoy the occasion and have a great day out, but said any fans who caused trouble would be dealt with robustly.
"Not only are they risking a court appearance as well as the possibility of having football and rail travel banning orders against them, they also risk missing out on seeing one of the biggest games in the club's history."
The match will kick off at 4pm.