For the thousands of people around the country hoping to attend the FA Cup Final at Wembley on 3rd June, news of the impending train drivers’ strike couldn’t have come at a worse time.

In a typical year, as many as 40,000 passengers flood through Wembley Park on their way to the final at the nearby stadium every hour. While London Underground services are not expected to be affected by the strike, many of these people travel from outside London using companies such as GTR and Southeastern.

So when the train drivers’ union Aslef announced on 27th April that they would be staging a walkout on the same day as the final — along with separate actions on 12th May and 31st May — plenty of football fans were up in arms. At the same time, frustrations have grown over the clash between the planned strikes and other big events, such as the Eurovision Song Contest, the Epsom Derby, and Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour.

Of course, with Manchester City facing off against Manchester United, many fans will be hoping to make the 200-mile trip south from their home city to watch their favourite team. But with train operators such as Avanti West Coast planning walkouts on FA Cup Final Day, they will need to find alternative transport.

Fortunately, Coach Scanner, now part of Cardiff-based company Anything for Hire, has stepped up with a solution that will enable supporters of both teams to travel to the final in comfort and style. As the UK’s leading website for coach and minibus hire services, they’re connecting football fans across the country with coach and minibus providers in their local area, securing great deals on packages covering 3rd June and beyond.

Now, fans who have been left effectively stranded by the upcoming strikes will have another reliable, affordable option for travelling to the match. From compact 8-seater minibuses to spacious double-decker coaches, Coach Scanner has access to a vast range of vehicles and can cater to every budget and taste.

“In the 24 hours since the strike was announced, we’ve already seen a sharp uptake in bookings for coach and minibus travel between Manchester and Wembley on the day of the final,”

“But because we work with providers up and down the country, we’ve got almost limitless capacity to help both Manchester United and Manchester City fans get to the match. As football fans ourselves, we know how important this FA Cup Final is — and we’ll do everything in our power to ensure that no one misses out.”
says Gareth Brookman, Sales Manager at Anything for Hire.

Anything for Hire is also pleased about the recent acquisition of, which has further strengthened their ability to provide excellent transportation solutions to customers in need.