Take That Wonderland Tour, Norwich: Extra trains for tonight’s Take That concert after thousands queue in ‘chaos’ at Norwich train station

PUBLISHED: 12:45 16 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:54 03 October 2018

Norwich train station was very busy after the first Take That concert at Carrow Road. Picture Alex Pope/BBC

Norwich train station was very busy after the first Take That concert at Carrow Road. Picture Alex Pope/BBC

Alex Pope/BBC

Take That fans were met with long queues at Norwich train station after last night’s concert at Carrow Road with some describing the situation as “chaos”.

Thousands of fans poured out of the stadium and made their way to the station to find queues spilling out of the entrance. 

Greater Anglia have apologised for the overcrowding at the station and are putting on additional services for tonight’s sold out show.

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Following Take That’s show, which was seen by nearly 30,000 people, fans used social media to complain about the situation at the train station.

@chez82x said: “Absolutely chaos last night. My advice get there quick and straight on train.”

@RSHM said: “Absolutely disgraceful last night! Train to Cambridge full and left at 11pm, no info on how anyone else should get home! Avoid!!!”

And @anitaj16 said: “Really disappointed in Greater Anglia trains from Norwich. On replacement bus due to lack of organisation following Take That concert.”

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Greater Anglia are putting on nine additional services for tonight’s show and will also have extra coaches available if need be.

“We apologise to customers who were inconvenienced by overcrowding at Norwich last night,” said a spokesperson for Greater Anglia. “We got everyone safely home by train and bus. We put on four extra trains with the maximum number of carriages available to Cambridge, Sheringham, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth. Six buses also supplemented the service to Diss, Stowmarket, Ipswich and Wymondham.

“The concert finished 30 minutes earlier than expected, so customers had to wait longer for our services, which we had re-scheduled to fit in with the predicted end of the concert.

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Due to the very large number of concert-goers, we had to regulate how many customers could enter the station at any one time. We deployed extra staff and resources to make sure that everyone was able to complete their journey.”

The additional services are as follows:

• 11.15pm Norwich to Cambridge

• 11.15pm Norwich to Lowestoft

• 11.20pm Norwich to Sheringham

• 11.25pm Norwich to Great Yarmouth

• 11.25pm Norwich to Ipswich

• 11.25pm Norwich to Lowestoft

• 11.40pm Norwich to Cambridge

• 11.45pm Norwich to Great Yarmouth

• 11.50pm Norwich to Sheringham

A spokesperson for Greater Anglia added: “We are running more trains to coincide with the end of tonight’s Take That concert. We will also have at least nine extra coaches on hand to supplement the train service.”

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