Travelling Leeds United fans warned of major travel disruption ahead of Derby County trip
Leeds United travel to Derby county for their first away day of the new Championship season, but police are warning visiting fans to plan their route in advance.
Travel to the game on Saturday, August 11 is likely to be hampered by travel disruption on the train lines, due to major re-signalling works.
the 5.30pm kick off at Pride Park is the Whites' second game of the season and the major re-signalling works that East Midlands Trains are carrying out are at Derby Railway Station on this date.
This means that all trains travelling from Yorkshire to Derby will terminate at Chesterfield. From there buses will be provided by the train service.
It is expected that there will be a high demand for these buses and police are therefore advising fans to choose an alternative route that avoids using rail services.
But that's not all.
In addition to this disruption there will also be planned roadworks on the A52 leading to Pride Park which will be reducing traffic to one lane.
Chief Superintendent Jim Allen who is match commander on the day has said: “I want all Leeds United fans that are planning on visiting Derby to arrive on time and enjoy the match.
“I would encourage anyone visiting to plan ahead for their travel route. We will endeavour to assist in getting fans to the match as much as we can.
“Please keep an eye on our social media channels for any further updates relating to the fixture.”