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FA Cup 4th Round - West Bromwich Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Ends: 28 January 2024

Last updated: 25 January 2024

What’s happening?

On Sunday 28 January 2024, West Bromwich Albion will play Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup 4th Match at the Hawthorns. Kick-off is 11:45 am.

This, the 12th FA Cup meeting between the two teams, and the first time both teams have played against each other in front of fans for 12 years, so is expected to be a sell-out.

If attending the match, please note the following travel advice.


Train services will not be operating between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street due to planned engineering works, this will also impact services from Coseley, Tipton, Dudley Port, Sandwell & Dudley, and Smethwick Rolfe Street, where bus replacement services will be in use for local passengers.

Services operating between Kidderminster/Snow Hill and the Hawthorns are running as normal for a Sunday, but are expected to be extremely busy.


West Midlands Metro has indicated that they expect services to be extremely busy between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm as fans make their way to the stadium. Passengers not going to the football match are encouraged to plan their journey outside of these times where possible.

Extra trams will also be in operation; however, they may not serve all the stops. Additionally, spaces in the park and ride sites along the network are expected to be limited, and some tram services are expected to experience additional wait times due to the increase in patronage, especially at the usually busy tram stops such as West Bromwich Central, Bull Street, and Wednesbury. 


The National Express West Midlands bus 74, which serves between West Bromwich and Old Square, Birmingham, and the National Express West Midlands bus 79, which operates between Wolverhampton Bus station and Wednesbury, are also expected to be busier. Commuters traveling from Dudley, please note that as the bus station is closed for redevelopment, the 74 buses depart towards Birmingham from stop DY8 on Ednam Road and stop DY12 on Castle Street. 


Traffic before kick-off and after the match is likely to be very busy around the ground. The usual match-day traffic restriction on Halfords Lane will be in place. And for motorists traveling on A41 Expressway, Birmingham Road, Holyhead Road, Soho Road, and roads around The Hawthorns, congestion is expected. Please plan your route, travel earlier or later if you can and consider alternative routes. 

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Travel tips

You will still be able to get to where you need to go, but consider the following:

Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey. If you travel, you’ll need more time for your journey to take account of changes and diversions.
Plan Ahead you will. be able to get to where you need to go but your journey may take longer.