Metro problems for fans going to Newcastle v Liverpool – Nexus question and answer explains
It is Newcastle v Liverpool on Saturday night.
The game sold out within a few ours of tickets going on sale to members.
However, anybody with a ticket intending to use public transport should take note.
Nexus putting together these questions and answers below, to let supporters know about Metro problems and contingency plans for Saturday.
Metro travel on Saturday May 4: Q and A for NUFC fans ahead of Newcastle v Liverpool:
Which part of the Metro system is closed and when?
Metro services will not be running between Monument and Hebburn/Brockley Whins for three full days over the duration of the May Bank Holiday weekend – May 4, 5, and 6.
This means that for the Newcastle United game on Saturday evening (7.45pm kick off), May 4, there will not be any Metro services operating between Monument and Hebburn/Brockley Whins.
Are replacement buses running instead?
Yes. There will be replacement bus services running in the affected areas, calling at or near all of the Metro stations on the route, with additional buses brought into service in the build up to the Newcastle United match on Saturday evening.
The 901 service will be running between Brockley Whins and Newcastle and takes around 30 minutes. The 901 departs from the Metro replacement bus stop on Brisbane Avenue (Stand F) just a short walk from Brockley Whins Metro station and will drop off in Newcastle on Westgate Road, next to the Mile Castle pub, and on Market Street, near Monument Metro station.
The 900 bus will be running between Hebburn and Newcastle city centre and takes about 25/30 minutes. The 900 departs from the Metro replacement bus stop opposite the doctor’s surgery on Station Road in Hebburn and will drop off in Newcastle on Westgate Road, next to the Mile Castle pub, and on Market Street, near Monument Metro station.
Should customers allow extra time to make their journeys?
Yes, definitely. The replacement buses are frequent but we advise that customers do allow extra time to get into Newcastle city centre as the buses will be busy. Fans should plan ahead and make sure they leave enough time to get to and from the game.
Where do I go for a replacement bus after the match?
The places to catch the replacement bus services 900 and 901 after the match are from the replacement bus stop on Westgate Road, outside the Mile Castle pub, and from the replacement bus stop on Market Street opposite to the Theatre Royal.
What if I have a Magpie Mover pass?
Anyone who has got a Magpie Mover can use it to travel on any local bus services or Metro replacement bus services.
Where are Metro services unaffected?
Metro train services will be running between South Shields and Hebburn and South Hylton and Brockley Whins.
Metro services north of the Tyne will be running from Airport to Monument and from St James to Monument via the North Tyneside coast.
Why is the Metro line closed when there is a match on?
We’re sorry if anyone is inconvenienced by our planned modernisation works. We try to avoid works clashing with home games but given the scale of the investment we are carrying out it is not always possible for us to do this. When works have to happen we do them at weekends as the Metro sees fewer passengers than on weekdays.
How do I get further information?
Further information to plan your journey can be found on the Nexus website www.nexus.org.uk/modernisation or via Metro’s official Twitter account @My_Metro
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