Commuter warning over England match
RAIL commuters are today being advised to find alternative methods of transport on the day of the England v Croatia game at Ipswich.With the town gearing itself up for a massive influx of England supporters the railway station is likely to overwhelmed by fans on their way to the match at Portman Road, particularly towards the end of the day.
RAIL commuters are today being advised to find alternative methods of transport on the day of the England v Croatia game at Ipswich.
With the town gearing itself up for a massive influx of England supporters the railway station is likely to overwhelmed by fans on their way to the match at Portman Road, particularly towards the end of the day.
British Transport police today said that as many as 7,000-8,000 fans from all over the country could be travelling to Ipswich by train on August 20.
The worst time of day is likely to be around the evening rush hour.
"If your journey isn't essential please find other methods of transport," said Sergeant Bob Munn. "Any commuters going to London should be aware that their trains could be very, very busy."
Sgt Munn also had a message for supporters urging them to have good time on their journey, but warning yobs they will not be tolerated.
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"By all means travel by train and enjoy yourselves," he said. "You will be policed firmly primarily for you own safety but also to ensure good behaviour.
"On the fans' return journeys they will be split into two groups at Ipswich railway station. One queue will be for fans travelling south, the other for supporters heading north so I would ask them to be mindful of getting into the right queue.
"We are expecting to be extremely busy on what we anticipate being a carnival-like day."