The club are introducing a Match Day Bus Service from Leamington Railway Station to the Phillips 66 Community Stadium for an initial trial period commencing the game against Stockport County on Saturday 19th August through to the end of September when Bradford Park Avenue are the visitors. Passengers will pay a flat rate return fare of £2 payable on boarding the bus for the outward journey to the stadium.
Brakes Chairman Jim Scott said, "This is something that the Board of Directors have wanted to trial for some time. We have long wanted to make our matches more accessible for all fans and in particular the younger generation who do not possess their own transport. With increased interest in the teams performances allied to a greater number of away fans likely to be attending games at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium we felt the time was right to trial the service.
It is unlikely that the full costs of providing the service will be met although it would be nice if they were. This is more about providing a better service for our existing fans and encouraging new faces to our ground. I am also sure that quite a few fans who would like to enjoy a match day pint and can't, because they have to drive to our ground, will be delighted with the provision of this service. We have deliberately kept the prices low to encourage usage and will seek fans feedback prior to the end of the trial period before making a decision on whether this is something we can continue long term."
The service will be available for the following matches; Stockport County (Saturday 19th August), AFC Telford United (Monday 28th August), Alfreton Town (Tuesday 5th September) and Bradford Park Avenue (Saturday 23rd September) plus the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round (if drawn at home - Saturday 16th September).
The standard service will be one 75 double decker bus that will make a minimum of two return journeys for each game departing Leamington Railway Station for the Stadium with further stops outside the Windmill Pub and Heathcote Pub on Tachbrook Road. This service will be increased for certain matches depending upon likely demand. For the forthcoming game against Stockport County two 75 double decker buses will be in operation. Details on timings for this game will be provided within a separate announcement on match day arrangements.