Leeds fans travelling to Derby this weekend should plan ahead for their journey

Posted on 6th August 2018

Our match commander who is running the policing of the Derby County v Leeds United Match on Saturday, August 11 is advising fans of disruption to travel on the day.

Over the summer Derby railway station is undergoing a major programme of work. As a result of that there will be no services to the station from the north on match day.

This means that all trains travelling from Yorkshire to Derby are currently terminating at Chesterfield. From there rail-replacement buses are being provided by the train service.

Our officers will be providing a motorcycle escort service to some of the buses to ensure that fans arrive at the match on time.

In addition to this disruption there will also be planned roadworks on the A52 leading to Pride Park which will be reducing traffic to one lane.

Chief Superintendent Jim Allen has said: “I want all fans that are planning on visiting Derby to be able to arrive on time, enjoy the match and get away smoothly afterwards.

“I would encourage anyone visiting to plan ahead. The simplest and quickest way to get to and from this fixture will be on organised coaches.

“The major works at Derby railway station and the roadworks on the main route to Pride Park could make getting to and from this match particularly difficult.

“Please keep an eye on our social media channels for any further updates relating to the fixture.”