The following message is broadcast on behalf of Chief Superintendent Dave Marshall, Matchday Policing Commander
I’d like to welcome those Ipswich fans travelling to Norwich on Sunday (26 February) for the derby fixture which kicks-off at midday.
A policing operation involving officers from Norfolk and Suffolk has been designed with the aim of keeping people safe and to assist travelling fans from the train station and coach park to the stadium.
For those on the Football special train arriving into Norwich Train Station at 10.12am, officers will direct Ipswich supporters out of the side exit of the train station to the stadium. The route will be via Lower Clarence Road, Clarence Road and Carrow Road. This is the quickest route to the stadium and will ensure you arrive in time for the kick off. The above arrangement may also be in place for any service train arriving into Norwich where there are significant numbers of ITFC fans and the train arrives after the stadium opens at 10am.
In the interest of safety, I would ask fans to keep to the footpath as the road will still be open; should the route become overcrowded a short road closures will be put in place to assist you. If this happens officers will ask you to wait at the end of the coach park road (Lower Clarence) while the road closures are put in place, until it’s safe to move on.
The away section of the stadium will be open from 10am. This will include the bar area which will also open at the same time.
The Club has agreed to open the away section of the stadium earlier than usual in order to support fans as no Norwich pubs have been designated for away fans only.
At the end of the game officers will again be on hand to direct Ipswich supporters to the rail station and coach park. The route will be via Carrow Road, Clarence Road and Lower Clarence Road.
Please note the football special train departs at 2pm – enjoy the match and have a great day.
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Matchday Policing Commander
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