Mansfield Town fans warned not to take alcohol on train to Notts County match

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Mansfield Town fans travelling by train to watch the JPT tie with Notts County are being warned not to take alcohol with them on the journey.

East Midlands Trains, the operator that runs the Robin Hood Line, is warning that trains from 17:55pm onwards on 2nd September 2 are “dry” trains.

This means that no alcohol is permitted under any circumstances, and includes any open or closed cans and bottles.

Andrew Commons, PR and Communications Manager for East Midlands Trains said: “Drinking alcohol is prohibited on this line at any time and this has been the case since April 2012.

“We work closely with the British Transport Police throughout the year and when there are major events taking place, such as football derbies, we may take the opportunity to remind passengers of the rules which are already in place.”

PC Carl Gabbitas, Football Intelligence Officer for Mansfield Town, said: “I don’t see there being any problems on the night - there’ll be police officers from Mansfield, Nottingham and British Transport Police.

“Saying that, I strongly urge all fans catching the train both there and back to comply with what East Midlands Trains have said.”

Trains for supporters heading back after the match depart from Nottingham station at 22:05 and 23:01.