Fans attending Ed Sheeran’s Mathematics tour at Wembley Stadium on Saturday began their journeys to London as early as 2am on Friday morning due to the impact of the rail strike on the event.
Carol and Norman Wheeldon, 59, left home in Powys, Wales at 2am on Friday morning to ensure they made it to the concert.
The couple’s had booked a train to London on Friday but it was cancelled just over a week ago due to the strike, so they decided to travel almost 200 miles by car.
"We booked with Trainline and then a week ago we found out they weren’t running, so they gave us a full refund and we’ve had to travel down by car," Mrs Wheeldon said.
She added: "Actually it was very, very easy. Our children put in the codes for us on the car Satnav and it was brilliant. Took us exactly to the car park.”
The couple stayed in a central London hotel overnight before completing their journey by Tube.