Booze Ban For Manchester United Fans Travelling To London After West Ham Game
No fans are allowed to drink on the train home
The Manchester United v West Ham game tomorrow is the first home game of the season - and it's likely to be a quiet one for fans travelling from London.
Supporters of both sides have been warned that, following the game's 4pm kick off, all trains from 6.15pm - until 9pm - travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston will be dry trains.
Taking alcohol onto the trains or platforms will be considered an offence at those times.
British Transport Police work on football policing regularly, with officers escorting trains before and after matches and patrolling stations where large numbers of fans are expected.
They explain: "We want football fans to travel in safety alongside other passengers, and we have a range of measures in place to make sure this happens.
"We minimise disruption to the wider network by advising rail operators and football clubs to provide special train services to accommodate large numbers of fans.
"As alcohol is often a catalyst for the trouble, it is restricted on some train services."