No direct trains for Leeds United fans travelling to Bristol City match for Sunday kickoff time due to strikes

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Leeds United fans travelling to Bristol City on Sunday are set to be hit by train chaos as Cross Country have reduced services - meaning fans will not be able to make kickoff directly.

Due to industrial action by the RMT union, Cross Country announced today (July 31) they will be running a significantly reduced service on Sunday 4 August.

The only Cross Country services currently offered directly from Leeds to Birmingham are:

10.01, 12.11, 13.11, 16.11, 18.11

The services offered from Birmingham to Bristol have been reduced to:

11.30, 12.12, 20.12

The reduction in services will mean fans are unable to make kickoff time using Cross Country services.

No Cross Country trains are offered after 15.30 from Bristol to Birmingham - resulting in fans not being able to return home directly after the match.

If you have purchased a ticket for Sunday 4 August marked ‘XC ONLY’ or ‘CROSS CNTRY ONLY’ this will be valid to travel on an alternative CrossCountry service on Friday 2 August, Saturday 3 August, Monday 5 August and Tuesday 6 August, Cross Country said.

The following train operators have confirmed they will accept tickets for travel via a reasonable route:

Chiltern Railways

Grand Central

Great Western Railway (GWR)



Thameslink & Great Northern

TransPennine Express (TPE)

Transport for London

Cross Country are 'hopeful' more services will be added later this week.