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Warning of Metro problems for upcoming Newcastle United matches

3 years ago

Metro services are set to be disrupted today for Newcastle v Crystal Palace.

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

This is due to ongoing work to modernise/improve the Metro services.

Nexus have also said that passengers should be aware of issues that will affect  Newcastle fans travelling to the home matches against Southampton (Saturday 20 April) and Liverpool (Saturday 4 May currently but this could still be moved for live TV).

Nexus have released the following information:

Fans heading to the Crystal Palace game on Saturday from North Tyneside are advised the Metro is off between Wallsend and Monkseaton to allow for overhead line modernisation work.

A frequent replacement bus service, number 900, will be running. Fans heading in from North Tyneside are advised to allow extra time to get into town for the 3pm kick off at St James’ Park.

Fans who are travelling to the NUFC home games against Southampton and Liverpool are advised to allow extra time for journeys due to some planned Metro line closures south of the Tyne.

Nexus, the public body which runs the Metro, is carrying out a programme of track replacement work in Gateshead.

On Saturday April 20 (Southampton H) there will be no Metro services running between Gateshead Stadium and Hebburn/Brockley Whins.

On Saturday May 4 (Liverpool H) there will no Metro services running between Monument and Hebburn/Brockley Whins.

Extra replacement bus services, 900 and 901, will be in operation to help fans get into the centre of Newcastle.

Anyone who has got a Magpie Mover pass can use it to travel on any local bus services.

A Nexus spokesman said:

“We’re sorry if anyone is inconvenienced by our planned modernisation works over these weekends.

“We try to avoid works clashing with home games but given the scale of the investment we are carrying out this is not always possible for us to do this.

“Fans should plan ahead and make sure they leave enough time to get a replacement bus service into Newcastle.”

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.


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