Beyoncé fans faced long queues at Metro stations on Tuesday (May 23) night to make it home after the superstar’s Sunderland gig.

Queen Bey landed at the Stadium of Light for musical spectacle with almost 45,000 adoring fans packing into the venue to see her performing live.

But as ever, after the gig concertgoers faced huge queues at Metro stations to catch trains out of Sunderland.

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Pictures from St Peters Metro Station show thousands of people waiting to board trains shortly after the concert concluded.

Others also complained of traffic delays in the city after the gig with some reporting moving just a few feet in an hour.

The Northern Echo: Fans faced long queues to get home after the gig.Fans faced long queues to get home after the gig. (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

Tyne and Wear Metro bosses hailed their post-gig operation a success and thanked customers for their patience.

Metro’s Head of Station Delivery Lynne Dickinson said: “We just want to say thanks very much to our customers tonight for your patience while we have cleared the queues at Stadium of Light and St Peters in Sunderland.

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“We really appreciate that. There has been some long queues but we are really grateful for your patience and we look forward to seeing you at the next concerts in Sunderland.”

It comes after Metro bosses faced complaints last year when some Ed Sheeran fans claimed they had been left stranded in Sunderland by the service after the first of two gigs by the British star.

Pink will play at the Stadium of Light next month for two nights, including Saturday June 10 when Sam Fender will play at St James Park in Newcastle. The night is set to be a big challenge for the Metro with thousands of fans leaving both venues late in the evening.