Everton and the Club's Main Partner SportPesa are offering supporters FREE travel from Goodison Park on official Club coaches for the upcoming Premier League fixture at Burnley on Saturday 3 March.
Blues fans travelling to Turf Moor for the game this weekend face potential travel complications due to strike action planned for Saturday by Arriva Rail North (Northern) and Merseyrail workers in the RMT union. Trains will be running at a much-reduced service and people are advised to allow extra time for journeys and to plan carefully.
As a result of the strike action, services across the rail network are expected to be extremely busy and the Club's Main Partner, SportPesa, has been working in conjunction with the Everton Fans' Forum to help travelling Toffees planning to attend the game. SportPesa and Everton will cover travel costs for supporters who use the Club's official coaches departing from Goodison Park.
Everton Fans' Forum member Tom Moore said: “After speaking with other fans going to the Burnley game, we soon realised there were transport issues and, after an insightful and productive building meeting with SportPesa at last week's Fans' Forum meeting, we worked with the Club and their Main Sponsor to help Evertonians who might be facing difficulties with their journey.”
Shaun Simmons, Head of Marketing at SportPesa, said: “When we heard about the travel issues facing the Everton fans planning to travel to Turf Moor on Saturday, we wanted to do everything in our power to help out. So, we have organised a fleet of coaches to ensure that Evertonians have as stress-free a journey as possible - both to and from Burnley. Hopefully they bring back three points with them.”
Supporters in possession of a valid match ticket are urged to claim their free travel place as soon as possible by contacting the Everton Fan Centre as there are a limited number of coaches available. Fans who have already purchased official coach travel to Saturday's game will be contacted by the Fan Centre to process a full refund.