ALBION fans WILL be able to get the train to Wembley for the Seagulls’ historic FA Cup semi-final, Network Rail have announced.

Many of the 33,000 fans the Albion hoping to make the journey to Wembley Stadium for the match against Manchester City would have had to get rail replacement buses due to planned engineering works.

But now Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railway, which runs Southern Rail, has announced that these works will be moved to accommodate for fans to get the train to London.

The work on Saturday, 6 April, will be rescheduled to another date set to be confirmed. However, the work planned for Sunday, 7 April, will continue as advertised with a rail replacement bus service in place for passengers.

Paul Harwood, Director of Investment at Network Rail south east, said: “We congratulate the Seagulls on reaching the semi-finals.

“This match is incredibly important, not just to so many Brighton fans but also the wider Brighton economy, so we started planning to reschedule the work as soon as Brighton were through to the semi-finals.

“With the kick-off details confirmed yesterday afternoon we’re now pleased to announce our decision.

“Moving the work means we can accommodate the fans, but also hold firm on our promise to complete our £67 million reliability upgrade to the Brighton main line.

“We will update passengers soon once we have confirmed a replacement date to complete the work before the summer.”