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FA providing 100 free buses for Man City-Liverpool fans going to semi-final


The FA will provide 100 free buses for Liverpool and Manchester City fans travelling to Wembley for their FA Cup semi-final.

There have been calls to move the game as there are no direct trains to London from the North West on Easter Weekend due to pre-planned engineering works.

But the FA has instead decided to provide up to 5,000 Liverpool and Manchester City fans with free travel to London for the game, which takes place on Saturday, April 16.

Supporters travelling to watch Man City against West Ham in the Women's FA Cup semi-final on the same date will also be provided with "a number of free return bus services".

An FA statement read: "The FA is pleased to announce that a limited number of free return bus services will be provided for both the Emirates FA Cup and Vitality Women's FA Cup Semi Finals involving Liverpool and Manchester City on Saturday 16 April to support fans from the North West who wish to travel to and from London.

The FA will charter 100 buses from Anfield and the Etihad Stadium respectively to Wembley Stadium and back. This will ensure that up to 5,000 Liverpool and Manchester City supporters will be able to travel to Wembley Stadium free of charge for their Semi Final tie.

In addition, The FA is working with its partners at National Highways to ensure that the road networks are running as efficiently as possible over the Easter period. Hundreds of miles of unessential roadworks will be put on hold to help supporters enjoy the occasion and enhance their journeys, and these motorists are encouraged to make sure that their vehicles are roadworthy before setting off."

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