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Not sure how to set up the poll thingy but wondered if someone else would?
I would be interested to know if supporters choices have changed with the move to the new Stadium?
BCS was intended to be a Public Transport Stadium, but train services are so patchy and busy have
supporters changed to trains, gone back to car or stayed as they were or still undecided.
I went by car but had a long walk, but noticed on passing KB station a big queue trying to exit station.
 

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If my local station was on SW Railways and it went to Kew Bridge, I'd be train every time.

Until then train to Ealing sometimes, few drinks and we then grab a cab or taking it in turns driving.
 
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If my local station was on SW Railways and it went to Kew Bridge, I'd be train every time.

Until then train to Ealing sometimes, few drinks and we then grab a cab or taking it in turns driving.
It seems there were quite a few problems on the Train, some clown had thrown a shopping trolley on the line before the game,
and I wondered what the Station was like after the game with loads going onto the platform at the same time.
I used to use the Train but cancellations due to staff shortages seem to have got a lot worse, trains cancelled after the
Bournemouth game meaning a long wait.
 

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Not sure how to set up the poll thingy but wondered if someone else would?
I would be interested to know if supporters choices have changed with the move to the new Stadium?
BCS was intended to be a Public Transport Stadium, but train services are so patchy and busy have
supporters changed to trains, gone back to car or stayed as they were or still undecided.
I went by car but had a long walk, but noticed on passing KB station a big queue trying to exit station.
Usual route is a drive to Ashford from Hampshire then train. Not a great travel experience post-match last Friday though . Held back initially on the stadium side of the underpass, then held back again in the underpass approaching the platforms. A bit galling watching the Ashford (westbound) train (2220hrs) which I wanted to catch arrive and leave before being let through with a half hour wait for the next. As a North Stand seat holder, and depending on day/time of match/time of trains, may well be quicker post-match to walk to Brentford rail via Great West Road/Windmill Rd. In short, car and train to continue as before with a bit more exercise.
 

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Not sure how to set up the poll thingy but wondered if someone else would?
I would be interested to know if supporters choices have changed with the move to the new Stadium?
BCS was intended to be a Public Transport Stadium, but train services are so patchy and busy have
supporters changed to trains, gone back to car or stayed as they were or still undecided.
I went by car but had a long walk, but noticed on passing KB station a big queue trying to exit station.

Depends on where your coming from.

Train from Chertsey or Whitton (depending on where I'm staying) and onto Brentford (not Kew Bridge). I visit the globe for a quick pint and then walk along the A4 past Clayponds.

Gone are the days I get there 10 mins before kickoff. I've been inside the ground about an hour before kickoff for the last two games. And to be fair, despite the food, I've really enjoyed the build up to the matches.
 

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I have to say it is unlikely I shall ever see Brentford in a live game again. I am quite well but no longer have the confidence to drive at night . Very sad as at one time I came to every game when I lived in Norwich and Cambridge." I follow" was a blessing last year but not available this. Will watch and look for all results and hope the resurgence and emergence of Brentford continues. First watched Bees in 1962 when I was 19 and my brother Roy was 12.
 

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Underground to South Ealing on the way in, followed by walk to pub. Cab home which is for four of us. Seems to work. If there was no beer involved then would walk to BCS from Acton Town - 20/25 minutes.
 

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I’m lucky enough to be able to walk from home. It’d be interesting to know how many others are within a reasonable walk from the ground.
 

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Parked where I ended up for GP (shame the Green Dragon Estate and road are no longer available). Had usual couple of pints in Globe and walked. Worked ok on Friday. Today I have a bad back and hip and not sure I could make it so may need a rethink if things don't improve.
 

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Am also within walking distance.. Looks to cut off a significant amount of hassle going by feedback on public transport thus far.
 

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National Express coach Sheffield to Victoria ( 4 and a half hours ) Walk to Sloane square to stretch legs and because I can never find Victoria underground from coach station ! District to Earls Court ( now South Ken is shut) Piccadilly to South Ealing . Walk down ealing road. Breakfast in Greek cafe Ealing Road. Walk to Premier Inn , Brentford High Street. Check in if evening game or couple of pints if Saturday. Walk to BCS.
Repeat for return home.
 

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It seems there were quite a few problems on the Train, some clown had thrown a shopping trolley on the line before the game,
and I wondered what the Station was like after the game with loads going onto the platform at the same time.
I used to use the Train but cancellations due to staff shortages seem to have got a lot worse, trains cancelled after the
Bournemouth game meaning a long wait.
The London platform was fine after the game despite the first post match train being cancelled. It’s been much easier than I thought it might be and tunnel to platform is excellent addition
 

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We've moved less then a mile away. ;)

Shouldnt mean much if any change.
 

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I have to say it is unlikely I shall ever see Brentford in a live game again. I am quite well but no longer have the confidence to drive at night . Very sad as at one time I came to every game when I lived in Norwich and Cambridge." I follow" was a blessing last year but not available this. Will watch and look for all results and hope the resurgence and emergence of Brentford continues. First watched Bees in 1962 when I was 19 and my brother Roy was 12.
Where do you live?
 

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I’m lucky enough to be able to walk from home. It’d be interesting to know how many others are within a reasonable walk from the ground.
About 30 minutes for me, less if there is an E3 around.
 
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The London platform was fine after the game despite the first post match train being cancelled. It’s been much easier than I thought it might be and tunnel to platform is excellent addition
#4 Mentioned problems with access tunnel, assume you were ok?
 

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Our group has decided to ditch the car and use public transport. Less about transport infrastructure (Sth Ealing was a shorter walk), more about parking.
 

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Drive up from Basingstoke. Park a couple of miles away, get the bike out and cycle the rest of the way. Not a fan of public transport, my bladder doesn’t allow me to drink so no ‘drunk in charge of a bicycle’ issues. Saw from the bike racks that plenty of others are cycling!
Fine whilst the weather is ok but when not there is a plan B.
 

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Train from Staines to Kew Bridge (lucky to have a mate who lives a few hundred yards from the station so no problem with parking)

Return journey was a bit of a pain due to being held back but safety concerns understood. Think it was the 10.03 (or thereabout) back to Staines - Plenty of room when it arrived and sensible guard told those boarding to use every seat available including First Class.

Allin all, worth the time to get home to watch Premier League football !!!
 

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For league games it’ll be Greenford to West Ealing on the train then E2 to Globe then 20 minutes walk to the ground.
Might try driving for the Forest Green game.
 

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Have been training it from West Sussex (Barnham) but the return journey for evening games is sh*te! If I go to FGR next week the last train leaves Kew at 21.55!!! Will prob drive. Drove to Three Bridges last week and parked on a driveway!!
 

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I have to say it is unlikely I shall ever see Brentford in a live game again. I am quite well but no longer have the confidence to drive at night . Very sad as at one time I came to every game when I lived in Norwich and Cambridge." I follow" was a blessing last year but not available this. Will watch and look for all results and hope the resurgence and emergence of Brentford continues. First watched Bees in 1962 when I was 19 and my brother Roy was 12.

Not Norwich away?
 

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I’m lucky enough to be able to walk from home. It’d be interesting to know how many others are within a reasonable walk from the ground.

I walked there and back on Friday. Around 45-50 mins each way
 

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We've moved less then a mile away. ;)

Shouldnt mean much if any change.
The councils have increased parking restrictions, and have blocked off through-roads. My journey is the same i.e. by car 20 miles each way,(which would involve 3 seperate train journeys) park near the Lord Nelson, have a pint, then walk. It adds some minutes each way by walking, which is ok at the moment weather-wise, but not good in winter. I’m 68. The ground is great, and Matthew Benham has done more than his best for the Bees, but public transport is unreliable, and the councils continue to spread their propaganda about it.
 

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Still using the car.
Even when it's just me driving up from Somerset it's still cheaper and (generally) quicker than the train. Although driving back along M3/A303 with all the holidaymakers last Saturday morning wasn't great.....
Previous week v Valencia we were back home at 22:00 after leaving LR at 19:30.
The only difference now is that I park up on South side of the river and have a 20 min walk. (Used to park in Beech Avenue).
Have used Berry's coaches on occasions previously (to Hammersmith and then Underground) and might do that again on occasions, but timings can be a bit tight going back, particularly if there's no access to Gunnersbury post match.....
 

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For the FGR match I have an elderly person with me and can't walk much. Does it make sense to park at Isleworth station and train to Key Bridge? And what is parking like at Isleworth?
 

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National Express coach Sheffield to Victoria ( 4 and a half hours ) Walk to Sloane square to stretch legs and because I can never find Victoria underground from coach station ! District to Earls Court ( now South Ken is shut) Piccadilly to South Ealing . Walk down ealing road. Breakfast in Greek cafe Ealing Road. Walk to Premier Inn , Brentford High Street. Check in if evening game or couple of pints if Saturday. Walk to BCS.
Repeat for return home.

Excellent support. 👍
 

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I have to say it is unlikely I shall ever see Brentford in a live game again. I am quite well but no longer have the confidence to drive at night . Very sad as at one time I came to every game when I lived in Norwich and Cambridge." I follow" was a blessing last year but not available this. Will watch and look for all results and hope the resurgence and emergence of Brentford continues. First watched Bees in 1962 when I was 19 and my brother Roy was 12.

My father is in the same position. He occasionally stayed at the Premier Inn, often for £50 a night. But of course it was possible for us to get him tickets in previous seasons, not so easy now. Hope you manage to get there occasionally
 

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I'll take you myself to a game if it's midweek. If you can get a Man United ticket in December, please accept my taxi. (y)

I have a season ticket in the West Stand. Its at the back (Row 30) Upper tier, so every body stands.

If he is able to stand for the duration of the game and you can give him a lift. He can use my S/T for the Man City game (not Man Utd). Which is currently scheduled for Tues 28 Dec.

This would be with prior agreement of the club and there would be no charge for use my ticket (although I will need it back after). Its Xmas. 😃
 

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For the FGR match I have an elderly person with me and can't walk much. Does it make sense to park at Isleworth station and train to Key Bridge? And what is parking like at Isleworth?
Not sure about Isleworth but there are possibilities around Syon Lane. Just as easy to hop on the bus from there.

For me...Like quite a few Bees fans I park at Virginia Water and train in. Sometimes I might consider using the car...for Arsenal I bought a parking space.
 

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I drive up from Horsham and generally park near Kew Gardens as it's free after midday all around there, then I get a 65. Unfortunately for my bad knees, since they put in the cycle lane, I have to walk a little further to the bus stop but it's still my preferred option. Mind you, last Friday, I parked on South Ealing Rd just past the petrol station and got the bus from there because I'd been visiting my cousin in Hanwell first so it made sense. I would walk from any of these places (except Horsham of course) if I could but it's too much for my arthritis.
 

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I'll take you myself to a game if it's midweek. If you can get a Man United ticket in December, please accept my taxi. (y)
Thank you so much for this kind and generous offer. However I would not be comfortable in accepting as I see that you would have to come all the way from Leytonstone and back. I am deeply touched by your offer which is much appreciated.
 

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I’m lucky enough to be able to walk from home. It’d be interesting to know how many others are within a reasonable walk from the ground.
I walk. 25 mins from Northfields or go to Ealing Broadway for a few beers and 65 bus
 

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Not sure about Isleworth but there are possibilities around Syon Lane. Just as easy to hop on the bus from there.

For me...Like quite a few Bees fans I park at Virginia Water and train in. Sometimes I might consider using the car...for Arsenal I bought a parking space.
That’s something I had considered - is there plenty of parking at Virginia Water or is only a small station car park?
 

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That’s something I had considered - is there plenty of parking at Virginia Water or is only a small station car park?
Quite big...and also another public car park next door. Never been an issue parking at weekends or evenings except on one occassion that there was a bus replacement service from the station.
 

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Public transport still a pain in the backside as Brentford station is still in the same place as it was before the new ground was built.

Much cheaper to drive up the m4 even though the roadworks and smart motorway nonsense had made the journey much longer. Parking is still relatively easy, usually 15-20 min walk either side of the game but that is fine.

Public transport for me and my son who they now call an adult even through he is at college is quite expensive, you then have to pay to park in town, 7-8 quid, two train tickets, get off at Ealing and get on a smelly old bus and then end up walking the same 20 odd minutes.

No, it’s not for me.

I will be getting the train to palace though, drive to Staines and get train from there.
 
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