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Newcastle fans to get extra train for final game

An extra morning train to London has been planned to take Newcastle United fans to their final game of the season.

Thousands of supporters are expected to watch the Magpies take on Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Sunday 2 May.

The East Coast service will leave Newcastle at 0730 BST, calling at Durham, Darlington, York, and arriving at London King's Cross, at 1035 BST.

The train will operate as a "dry train", meaning no alcohol will be sold or permitted on board.

Fans trying to board the train with alcohol may have it confiscated by British Transport Police.

The same policy will be in place for all Newcastle to London trains operating before 0900 BST and London to Newcastle trains after 1530 BST.

The train will be in addition to the 50 Sunday services operating directly between Newcastle and London King's Cross.

The club has recently secured its return to the Premier League after winning the Championship title.



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