Warning of Metro problems for Newcastle v Tottenham on Saturday
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: https://www.nexus.org.uk/metro/modernisation or by calling Nexus on 0191 20 20 747. Live updates are on @My_Metro on Twitter.
If you would like to feature on The Mag, submit your article to [email protected]