The FA has confirmed the schedules, broadcast details and travel advice for the 2021/22 Emirates FA Cup and Vitality Women’s FA Cup Semi Finals.
Emirates FA Cup
Saturday 16 April: Manchester City v Liverpool at 15:30 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer
Sunday 17 April: Chelsea v Crystal Palace at 16:30 on ITV, ITV Hub, STV and UTV
Comprehensive radio coverage of the Emirates FA Cup Semi Finals will also be provided by BBC 5 Live and talkSPORT.
Vitality Women’s FA Cup
Saturday 16 April: West Ham United v Manchester City at 12:15 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer
Sunday 17 April: Arsenal v Chelsea at 12:30 on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer
The FA recognises the significant challenges that are being faced by some Liverpool and Manchester City supporters with train services being severely limited due to essential engineering works being carried out over the bank holiday weekend by Network Rail on the West Coast Mainline.
On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April there will be no trains running between London Euston and Scotland on the West Coast Mainline. All services on this route will be affected, including between London and the North West. These planned works will also make services operated by Chiltern Railways extremely busy.
Therefore, The FA, Network Rail and Chiltern Railways strongly advise that Liverpool and Manchester City supporters affected should avoid travelling from the North West by train wherever possible and seek alternative travel arrangements including those detailed below:
Free Bus Travel
The FA is pleased to announce that a limited number of free return bus services will be provided for both the Emirates FA Cup and Vitality Women’s FA Cup Semi Finals involving Liverpool and Manchester City on Saturday 16 April to support fans from the North West who wish to travel to and from London.
The FA will charter 100 buses from Anfield and the Etihad Stadium respectively to Wembley Stadium and back. This will ensure that up to 5,000 Liverpool and Manchester City supporters will be able to travel to Wembley Stadium free of charge for their Semi Final tie.
The FA is also committed to provide a number of free return bus services for Manchester City Women supporters travelling from the North West to East London.
These bus schedules are subject to availability, must be pre-booked, and the clubs will provide more information in due course.
In addition, The FA is working with its partners at National Highways to ensure that the road networks are running as efficiently as possible over the Easter period. Hundreds of miles of unessential roadworks will be put on hold to help supporters enjoy the occasion and enhance their journeys, and these motorists are encouraged to make sure that their vehicles are roadworthy before setting off.
Car Parking at Wembley Stadium
Limited pre-booked car parking is available at Wembley Stadium and further details can be seen here. Blue badge holders are advised to select the appropriate category when pre-booking to avoid long distances to and from the stadium.
Transport for London
Liverpool and Manchester City supporters in London can use any of the following underground and overground services and stations to access Wembley Stadium:
Wembley Park station – Metropolitan and Jubilee lines
Wembley Central station – Bakerloo line, London Overground and Southern rail services
Wembley Stadium station – Chiltern Rail services
With thanks to the FA