Severe transport disruption for those travelling to Brentford

Supporters attending our next Premier League fixture away at Brentford are advised to arrive early and plan their journey in advance taking into account the following important travel and Covid-19 information…

On Saturday we make our first-ever visit to the Brentford Community Stadium, the new home of our west London neighbours which opened last year, but due to severe disruption on the transport network on the day and Covid-19 status checks taking place in line with Government and Premier League guidance, those travelling to the game are advised to plan their arrival at the ground by 4pm to ensure entry in time for the 5.30pm kick-off.

Public transport remains the recommended method of travel for getting to the stadium, with parking heavily restricted in the residential areas nearby through Controlled Parking Zones, in addition to the closure of the M4 from Junction 3 (Hayes) to 4b (M25 interchange).

However, supporters should plan their journey in advance while taking into account severe disruption to train travel near the Brentford Community Stadium.

Due to planned engineering works, there will be no service on South Western Railway trains between Barnes and Feltham, including Kew Bridge, Brentford and Chiswick stations. A replacement bus service will be in operation along that section of the line, but won’t be able to cater for matchday crowds and fans are advised to look for alternate routes.

Gunnersbury station on the District Line and London Overground will also remain closed for one hour before and after the match for safety reasons and to prevent overcrowding.

District Line, Piccadilly Line or London Overground trains will be stopping at Chiswick Park, Turnham Green, Kew Gardens, Acton Town, Richmond, South Ealing and South Acton stations, which are all within walking distance of the Brentford Community Stadium, as shown on the map above. Bus services are also available from many of those stations, with more details available here.

Covid-19 requirements

Everyone attending matches at the Brentford Community Stadium is required to familiarise themselves with the venue’s Covid-19 Supporter Code of Conduct and ensure they follow the guidance and rules at all times. Anyone not complying with the code may be denied entry or asked to leave the stadium.

Face coverings are required to be worn by those over the age of 11 while in all indoor areas of the stadium when not eating or drinking. Those exempt from wearing a face covering should request an exemption pass, which can be done here, to show to stewards if required.

In line with Government and Premier League guidance, spot checks will be taking place at the stadium requiring those over the age of 18 to provide evidence they are at low risk of passing on Covid-19, in the form of a Covid pass on the NHS app or by letter, NHS Covid vaccine card or a negative lateral flow test result from within 48 hours of kick-off. Refusal to co-operate with these spot checks or failure to produce the required evidence could result in supporters being denied entry.

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