Warwickshire County Cricket Club has signed a new partnership with Virgin Trains in a move designed to make it easier to get to Edgbaston Stadium on match days.

The one-year deal will see Virgin Trains provide discounted fares to Warwickshire Members, international spectators and event delegates who are travelling to the stadium.

The discounted travel to Birmingham will be communicated to Members, ticket holders and event delegates through Warwickshire CC, Birmingham Bears and Edgbaston digital channels.

Alex Perkins, head of commercial at Warwickshire CCC, said: “We’re thrilled to establish this new partnership with Virgin Trains ahead of such a big summer of cricket at Edgbaston, which includes England’s Vitality International T20 against Australia, Test match against India, and Vitality Blast Finals Day.

“Edgbaston is located just two miles from Birmingham New Street and, with our return shuttle bus service operating to and from the station on international and T20 match days, there’s an opportunity for a large number of our Members and supporters to benefit.

“We’re keen to make transport to and from Edgbaston as easy as possible and, over the course of the partnership, we will be in touch with our Members, supporters and delegates to provide details of how they can claim discounted travel through Virgin Trains.”

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