Travel advice issued ahead of Sheffield Wednesday V Barnsley FC match

Travel South Yorkshire have issued a travel reminder to fans as Barnsley FC host Sheffield Wednesday at Oakwell this afternoon .

Saturday, 8th February 2020, 8:33 am
Updated Saturday, 8th February 2020, 8:33 am

The Owls are facing local rivals Barnsley at 1.30pm and although away fans won’t have to travel far for this away day, they are reminded of the closure of the Jumble Lane link bridge in Barnsley Interchange.

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Travel South Yorkshire has advised home fans travelling by train to take alternative transport into the town centre where possible.

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Oakwell Stadium, home of Barnsley FC. PA Photo.

When the crossing was closed in March 2019, a temporary bridge was erected over it.

However, that bridge will now be closed for an hour before kick-off, during the match and an hour after each Barnsley FC home game until further notice to support the safety of fans and other users.

The alternative walking routes include:

- Midland Street, Eldon Street and Schwäbisch Gmünd Way or

- Kendray Street, Mayday Green, Cheapside, Wesley Street, Lambra Road, Pontefract Road, Grove Street

There will be no access for supporters via the Alhambra Centre.

Barnsley Council, Barnsley FC and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive all apologised for any inconvenience, and thanked travellers for their patience.