Travel to Barking – latest news

05th May 2011

As the season decider at Barking approaches, there have been several requests from supporters for further information on how best to reach Barking’s ground on Saturday.

Firstly, for those thinking of driving, we have received this information from the Barking Chairman, Brian Dempsey:

“I think it prudent to advise you so you can also advise your  travelling supporters that Parking in Gale Street immediately outside the ground is subject to Local Authority restrictions and would advise that they do not park on the Pavement which will incur a possible fine.

Barking RUFC are in talks with the School immediately opposite our ground to use their facilities which is a reciprocal offer as they quite often use our car park when they have a major event taking place. This car park has over 100 places. We are also going to ask if it can also allow coaches to park.

I will let you know in due course of their response.”

As soon as we receive further updates on this they will be posted on the London Scottish website.

Following this information, public transport options will clearly be very useful to many supporters. The below is taken from the preview of the Barking match courtesy of Ian Aitken:

“There will be public transport disruptions on Saturday, so you will need to plan your journey in advance. The District tube line will not be running to Barking due to engineering works, however the recommended Transport for London route is to take the c2c train from Liverpool Street station (trains diverted from Fenchurch Street) to Barking station and then catch the District tube from Barking to Beacontree which will be running. There will be 6 trains an hour out of Liverpool Street and the estimated total journey time from Liverpool Street to Beacontree is half an hour. At Beacontree tube station you will need to turn right out of the tube station onto Gale Street, walking along this street for approximately half a mile to the ground.”

At present the 3 (!) supporters coaches heading to Barking are full. However, if you are interested in taking advantage of this method of transport if there are any cancellations, please contact Buffy or Charlotte in the London Scottish office without delay.

Please keep chacking the website for any further travel information as we get it. Entry to the ground will be £10.

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