Wembley Stadium

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Bob Blackman
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Following the FA Cup Final, the first full event at Wembley Stadium, what lessons have been learned?


Answer for Wembley Stadium

Answer for Wembley Stadium

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The FA Cup, the biggest match of the year, was the first real test for the £43 million investment in the new Wembley Park station and the surrounding area by TfL. The challenge was significant, not only moving the 90,000 fans from Wembley but also the 28,000 cricket fans from Lords. London Underground operated a special timetable on the Bakerloo, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines to get people to and from Wembley Stadium with extra staff on duty at key locations across the Tube network to assist passengers.The smooth transport operation getting people to and from the FA Cup at the new Wembley Stadium, showed the benefit of well managed transport investment. The success bodes well for the 2012 Olympics. London demonstrated it is well on track to stage the greatest sporting spectacles in the world.The whole operation was helped by fans taking travel advice and leaving plenty of time to get to the match, with a steady stream of fans arriving Wembley Park from around 11am.

On the day, a combined total of 100 trains per hour in both directions operated on the Bakerloo, Jubilee, and Metropolitan lines transporting people to and from Wembley Park and Wembley Central stations.

This meant that the 90,000 fans who attended the FA cup final were well on their way home less than 90 minutes of the final whistle and we would like to thank them for their co-operation on the day.