Metro services are set to be disrupted tomorrow for Newcastle v Tottenham.

Fans travelling to the match should allow for this when gauging what time to start their journey to St James Park.

Nexus have released the following information:

Newcastle United fans travelling to the Spurs game tomorrow (Sat 11 August) from the North Tyneside coast are advised to allow extra time to get into town for the 12.30pm kick off due to a Metro line closure between Wallsend and Monkseaton.

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is carrying out overhead line renewal works this weekend as part of its £350m modernisation programme.

Extra replacement buses, Service 900, will be running between Wallsend and Monkseaton on Saturday to link into the Metro services.

Journeys from the North Tyneside coast will take longer, so fans are asked to allow for this set off a bit earlier in order to get into the centre of Newcastle with plenty of time to spare.

A Nexus spokesman said:

“We’re sorry if anyone is inconvenienced.

“If you need to travel in the area closed for modernisation works there will be a frequent replacement bus service, and you can also use standard buses with a Magpie Mover.

“The scale of the investment we are making will secure the future of Metro for decades to come, but means we do need to close lines at times, including when there are football matches taking place.

“Whenever lines are closed a frequent replacement bus service operates to reduce the impact on passengers.

“If fans are heading to the game through the affected area then please allow extra time to make the journey so they are there for the 12.30pm kick off at St James’ Park.”

Fans can get all the information they need here: or by calling Nexus on 0191 20 20 747. Live updates are on @My_Metro on Twitter.

  • Leicester Mag

    Someone will need to give Monk a lift. Volunteers

    • drc74

      he loves lifts

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      Do not worry on the eight thirty Metro the other way round to get to the Bulls for nine, opening time. Will have my six season tickets. First day of the season nothing can beat it getting butterflies all ready. On a different note my daughter just been to the ground to sort some tickets out but there were massive queues most people because their season tickets had not arrived so if this is the case for you get there early on Saturday. Howay the Lads.

      • Ben Jones

        I’ve seen you mention these 6 season tickets you have, what’s the crack?

        • Monkseaton Magpies

          Just for six friends who go to every game saves buying them on the day. However had to get more for this game anyway
          could do with another four.

  • Fisherking

    Metro have all close season and they de it noo