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Great North Run Travel Guide

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Great North Run Tyne and Wear Metro

If you are staying with us next weekend for the Great North Run then you may find this comprehensive guide to the Tyne & Wear Metro for the Great North Run weekend useful…

The official travel advice for the Great North Run is as follows…

Travel guide

With road closures as well as limited parking, public transport is the best way to get to or from the Great North Run for both runners and spectators. There will be extra bus services, Tyne & Wear Metro trains and ferry trips throughout the day to help you get around as quickly and easily as possible.

Race start – Newcastle upon Tyne

Travelling to the race start. The race start is about a 15 minute walk from Haymarket in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. There is a Metro station and bus station at Haymarket, as well as buses going to nearby Eldon Square bus station and many on-street bus stops.

Shuttle bus services will also be running to Haymarket (St Mary’s Place and Percy Street) and Barras Bridge from the finish area in South Shields – see the race start map for details. Parking is free all day on Sundays at the Metro stations marked with a “P” on the Metro map (except at Heworth, which is £1.20 all day).

Metro trains, buses and traffic will be extremely busy, so please leave plenty of time to get to the race start.

Details of opening arrangements at Jesmond and Haymarket Metro stations are shown on the race start map. Closing times may vary depending on the operational requirements on the day.

Advice for spectators

If you are seeing friends or relatives off at the start of the race, we recommend that you then head straight to South Shields if you want to try to see them finish. Or, just choose one place to see them – at the race start, or somewhere on the route, or at the race finish.

If you are heading to the race finish…

Take the Metro from Haymarket or Monument to South Shields – there will be a train every seven and a half minutes once the race has started.

Shuttle bus services will also be running from Haymarket and Barras Bridge to the finish area.

The Shields Ferry will operate extra crossings between North Shields and South Shields and will start at 8.45am. Shuttle buses will connect North Shields Metro station and ferry landing.

Race finish – South Shields

Getting home from the race finish… Metro, the Shields Ferry and buses will be very busy due to the number of people travelling, so please expect a significant wait on the way home.

Avoid the queues by having a meal or drink in South Shields before you head home.

South Shields Metro station is about a 15 minute walk from the finish line – there will be a train every seven and a half minutes after the race.

Shuttle bus services will run to Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields.

The Shields Ferry between South Shields and North Shields will operate extra crossings and will run until 6.00pm. Shuttle buses will connect North Shields ferry landing and North Shields Tyne & Wear Metro station.

Details of the opening arrangements at Chichester Metro station are shown on the race finish map. Closing times may vary depending on the operational requirements on the day.

You can see a summary of available ticket prices here…

Great North Run Tyne and Wear Metro Ticket Prices 2018

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O2 Academy Newcastle upon Tyne Listings

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The latest o2 Academy gig listings are out. The following poster starts from Friday 17th August 2018…

O2 Academy Westgate Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SW Gig Listings August 2018

These concerts can be enjoyed at the o2 Academy Newcastle, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SW.

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Screen On The Green

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Screen On The Green is back from tomorrow. 84 films are available to watch free of charge at Old Eldon Square in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Screen On The Green Old Eldon Square NE1

The full schedule of films can be found below…

Monday 23rd July
12pm Beauty and the Beast (Sing along)
6pm Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (12A)

Tuesday 24th July
12pm The Boss Baby
6pm Bo66y

Wednesday 25th July
12pm Ferdinand
6pm Suffragette (12A)

Thursday 26th July
12pm Chicken Run
6pm The Parent Trap

Friday 27th July
12pm Captain Underpants
6pm War for the Planet of the Apes (12A)

Saturday 28th July
12pm Paddington
3pm Rogue One: a Star Wars Story (12A)

Sunday 29th July
12pm Paddington 2
3pm Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A)

Monday 30th July
12pm The Jungle Book (2016)
6pm Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

Tuesday 31st July
12pm Lego Ninjago Movie
6pm Cirque du Soleil – Worlds Away

Wed 1st August
12pm The School of Rock
6pm Dunkirk (12A)

Thursday 2nd August
12pm Herbie: Love Bug
6pm Back to the Future

Friday 3rd August
12pm Cars
6pm Fast & Furious 8 (12A)

Saturday 4th August
12pm Cars 2
3pm Transformers: Age of Extinction (12A)

Sunday 5th August
12pm Cars 3
3pm Transformers: Last Knight (12A)

Monday 6th August
12pm Ratatouille
6pm The Theory of Everything (12A)

Tuesday 7th August
12pm Garfield
6pm Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (12A)

Wednesday 8th August
12pm The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
6pm Hairspray

Thursday 9th August
12pm Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
6pm Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Friday 10th August
12pm The Princess and the Frog
6pm Wonderstruck

Saturday 11th August
12pm Avengers Assemble (12A)
3pm Avengers: Age of Ultron (12A)

Sunday 12th August
12pm Pacific Rim (12A)
3pm Darkest Hour

Monday 13th August
12pm Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience
6pm To Kill a Mockingbird

Tuesday 14th August
12pm Big Hero 6
6pm Gifted (12A)

Wednesday 15th August
12pm Early Man
6pm Inconvenient Sequel

Thursday 16th August
12pm Mulan
6pm The Goonies (12A)

Friday 17th August
12pm Power Rangers
6pm Grease

Saturday 18th August
12pm Despicable Me 2
3pm Despicable Me 3

Sunday 19th August
12pm Spiderman: Homecoming (12A)
3pm Thor: Ragnarok (12A)

Monday 20th August
12pm Frozen
6pm The Sound of Music

Tuesday 21st August
12pm The Adventures of Tintin
6pm Roman J. Israel, Esq. (12A)

Wednesday 22nd August
12pm Inside Out
6pm Victoria & Abdul

Thursday 23rd August
12pm Singin in the Rain
6pm Free Willy

Friday 24th August
12pm Moana
6pm Pitch Perfect 3 (12A)

Saturday 25th August
12pm The Greatest Showman
3pm Wonder

Sunday 26th August
12pm Coco
3pm Devdas

Monday 27th August
12pm The Incredibles
6pm De Dana Dan

Tuesday 28th August
12pm Dr Dolittle
6pm Love, Simon (12A)

Wednesday 29th August
12pm A Wrinkle in Time
6pm Ready Player One (12A)

Thursday 30th August
12pm Mary Poppins
6pm The Mask

Friday 31st August
12pm Sherlock Gnomes
6pm The Post (12A)

Saturday 1st September
12pm Goodbye Christopher Robin
3pm Murder on the Orient Express (12A)

Sunday 2nd September
12pm Peter Rabbit
3pm Black Panther (12A)

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Theatre Royal Newcastle upon Tyne Autumn 2018 Spring 2019

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If you are visiting our bed and breakfast accommodation in Autumn 2018 or Spring 2019 then you may be interested in the latest What’s On guide for Newcastle upon Tyne‘s Theatre Royal on Grey Street, NE1 6BR and Newcastle upon Tyne‘s City Hall at Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8SF.

Theatre Royal Grey Street Newcastle Upon Tyne Exterior

The Theatre Royal on Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BR presents more than 380 performances to an audience of over 300,000 people annually. It is also the regional home of The National Theatre, Opera North and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

You can see and download a copy of their Autumn 2018 Spring 2019 What’s On guide below…

If you are looking for bed and breakfast accommodation for your visit to either the Theatre Royal on Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BR or Newcastle upon Tyne‘s City Hall on Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8SF please see our availability and online booking page.

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Ed Sheeran At St James’ Park Travel Information

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Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran performing at Newcastle upon Tyne‘s St James’ Park this weekend.

If you are staying with us we have the latest public transport information to help you get to and from St James’ Park with ease.

Ed Sheeran St James' Park Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 4ST June 2018

Travel advice from Tyne & Wear Metro is as follows…

What’s the best way to get to the Ed Sheeran concerts at St James’ Park in Newcastle?
We have frequent trains running before and after the Ed Sheeran concert that will get you right to the stadium. There will be at least four-five trains an hour from everywhere on the Metro system.

Are there extra Metro services for the Ed Sheeran concerts?
Yes. Extra Metro services will be provided before and after the three concerts as the crowds build up, to make sure you have an easy journey. Do leave plenty of time because trains and stations will be busy and you want to enjoy the show.

Will there be later Metro services after the concerts end?
Yes. Metro services will be extended for an extra hour after each concert ends to ensure everyone can make their way home after Ed Sheeran has come off stage.

Can we Park and Ride with Metro?
Yes. There are big car parks at Callerton and Kingston Park (for the A1 from the North or A69 from the West), Four Lane Ends and Northumberland Park (A19 and A189 from the North), Heworth (A194 and A19 from the South) and Stadium of Light (Sunderland area). Car Parks only cost £1 and will stay open until after the last train has run. It’s a lot easier than driving into the city centre and finding somewhere to park.

What city centre stations are best to use?
You can get off at any one of four stations near the stadium – Haymarket, Monument, Central Station and St James are all within a few minutes walk of St James’ Park. There’s plenty of pubs and places to eat near all four stations.

What’s the best Metro ticket to purchase?
Save time, buy a Day Ticket from a Metro station ticket machine for just £3-£5.10 depending on which station you board, or £1.30 for children aged 16 and under. You can use the same ticket all day which means you won’t need to queue up at Metro ticket machine after the concert.

Will city centre Metro stations be busy after the concert?
Yes – but we’ll have staff at stations to manage queues and make sure everyone is looked after. At Haymarket and Monument we will be closing some entrances to make sure queues run smoothly and safely through a single route. Listen for station announcements and guidance from our staff.

How do I keep in touch with all the latest Metro travel updates?
All the live Metro updates will be on our Twitter page Tyne & Wear Metro (opens in a new window). To plan your journey you can use the Live Travel Map.

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