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Madonna aftermath: 'People were vomiting and fights broke out'

TT/The Local · 12 Aug 2009, 12:09

Published: 12 Aug 2009 12:09 GMT+02:00

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A train scheduled to depart from Copenhagen central station at around 1am on Wednesday suffered delays as Swedish fans of the "Material Girl" tried to squeeze into the already packed train carriages.

"People were vomiting and fights broke out. It was verging on panic," according to Marie Wernhult for news agency TT from the Danish capital.

"The train has left, 20 minutes late, and still there are hundreds of travellers stuck on the platform. And just as many have probably already given up and taken a taxi to Malmö."

The Danish rail operator DSB has been criticised for not laying on any extra trains despite massive Swedish interest in the self-styled "Queen of Pop's" Sticky & Sweet tour.

"No extra trains have been arranged and no extra carriages have been added. The trains go as normal with one four-carriage train every hour. DSB has not taken into consideration that was a concert on," Marie Wernhult said.

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DSB has responded however that they had in fact provided extra carriages on five of their trains on Tuesday evening in response to extra demand due to the concert.

"We used all the capacity we had available. We have to keep the other trains running as well," Irene Lippold at DSB said.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

13:53 August 12, 2009 by Eric Cantona
Typical disregard from the Öresund transport services!

I've witnessed the scene many times - and that was on the morning weekday commute from Malmö - CPH.

They're a disgrace...
16:01 August 12, 2009 by mekshop
I do understand the vomiting .

i would to after seeing the peice of grissel .

jumping around trying to look like slash.
19:24 August 12, 2009 by GefleFrequentFlyer
Swedes + Alcohol + Social gathering = Disaster

We all know this!
19:52 August 12, 2009 by madonna
Those of you who don't understand the vomiting and disaster, apparently weren't there last night. I was, and I waited 3 hours to get on a train from midnight till 3AM. Only two trains from CPH to MMO during those three hours after the concert! One was over-over-crowded and THAT's what made people vomit and faint. There was only one train set, and thousands of people... other several thousands were unable to get onto the train.

DSB First is a disgrace to our region and should have been taken off the post that they clearly haven't been able to fulfill - ever! Who is responsible for this chaos??!! Why isn't anything happening yet??!! We need another company to take over the train traffic and clear up this mess ASAP.
13:17 August 14, 2009 by jimmyjames
After the concert Madonna was escorted to her limo, driven to her luxury penthouse suite, then flown by private jet to her mansion where she gleefully commenced to count the incredible piles of money from the concert. When her butler brought coffee and the news of the day regarding her loyal fans and their horrific plight she cackeled loudly and in a sickening manner was heard to say,"....the miserable pathetic fools.!!!...let them eat cake !!!" And you think I'm joking.
19:14 August 14, 2009 by Greg in Canada
What's even more amazing is that people actually pay to see Madonna.
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