Many Newcastle United supporters were met with a nightmare scenario ahead of their Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur
After hundreds of Newcastle United supporters experienced rail congestion today, Tottenham Hotspur supporters may anticipate a diminished away end.
All southbound trains between Newcastle and King’s Cross were canceled this morning by LNER, the primary rail operator in the area. For many of the 3,000-strong number of Toon scheduled to go to the capital, the news was devastating.
Supporters of the Toon were negatively impacted by emergency cancellations due to damage to the overhead cables connecting Peterborough and Grantham. Fans were forced to make last-minute adjustments or cancel their travel completely due to a notification made by LNER at daybreak.
According to a statement, “the lines between Peterborough and Grantham remain blocked today to allow repairs to be made to the overhead line.” Customers may utilize their tickets for travel on December 11 or 12 if they have tickets dated December 9 or 10, 2023.
As an alternative, you can get a refund from the store where you made the purchase. The following train operating companies accept your ticket at no additional cost: TransPennine Express connects York/Newcastle, Leeds, and Manchester. The East Midlands Railway connects Sheffield, Leicester, and London St Pancras. West Coast between London Euston, Glasgow, and Edinburgh; Cross-Country between Sheffield, Doncaster/Leeds; and Avanti. We are sorry for any disruption this may have caused to your travel plans today.
The Newcastle United Supporters Club, which has been communicating with the visiting supporters, called the problem “near impossible” to resolve. Supporters of Newcastle who are traveling by rail have been cautioned by LNER not to travel to north London today.
Before their Premier League matchup this afternoon, Tottenham gains momentum from the terror experienced by the visiting supporters. Spurs want to get revenge on the Magpies after their home loss at home to them last season, which ended in a 2-1 loss.