Great North Run Metro Travel Guide

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Great North Run Tyne and Wear Metro

If you are visiting Tyneside for the Great North Run weekend next month then you may find this comprehensive guide to the Tyne & Wear Metro for the Great North Run weekend useful…

The official travel advice from Metro 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 and Barras Bridge from the finish area in South Shields – see the race start map attached below 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 attached below. 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

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Tyne And Wear Metro 2016 Price Changes

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Guest House From Newcastle International Airport NE13 8BZ by Metro

Any guests staying with us in 2016 who plan on using the Tyne & Wear Metro to travel to/from our guest house in South Shields may want to make a note of the pricing changes that are to take place over the Tyne & Wear Metro system.

From Saturday 2nd January 2016 Tyne & Wear Metro ticket prices will be as follows…

A one-zone DaySaver ticket will rise from £2.70 to £2.80.
A two-zone DaySaver ticket will rise from £3.70 to £3.90.
A three zone DaySaver ticket will rise from £4.60 to £4.80.

The following leaflet summarises all the ticket prices from 2nd January 2016 onwards…

The following video shows how to use the Tyne and Wear Metro ticket machines…

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Tyne & Wear Metro Fares Guide

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Annie's Guest House Tyne and Wear Metro

The Tyne & Wear Metro system has issued an updated guide to the Tyne & Wear Metro public transport system. If you are staying with us at our bed and breakfast accommodation and plan use the Metro during your stay with us then we recommend you take a look at the guide below, a link to download a copy is also included.

Comprehensive information about using the Tyne & Wear Metro including videos and ticket price information can be found on this page of our website: Tyne & Wear Metro

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South Tyneside Hospital Bus Timetable Change

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South Tyneside Hospital Bus 88

We have updated the South Tyneside District Hospital page on our website with the latest bus timetable information (updated 2nd November 2014) for the #88 bus service. You can take a look at the latest timetable here. Download links are on our South Tyneside District Hospital web page.

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If you’re looking for hotel accommodation near South Tyneside District Hospital in South Shields our bed and breakfast room prices, availability and online booking is here: online booking. Room information including photographs can be found on the bedrooms page of our website.

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Sunderland Stadium of Light Concert Public Transport

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The much anticipated One Direction concert at Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light is taking place next week on Wednesday 28th May 2014. Guests who have booked to stay with us are advised to take public transport to and from the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. The quickest and easiest method is using the 35 Sunderland to South Shields Bus which you can board at the bottom of our street and disembark at the Wheatsheaf pub at bottom of Newcastle Road in Sunderland – two minutes walk from the Stadium of Light. Full information on this bus route including it’s timetable can be found on this page of our website: 35 Sunderland to South Shields Bus.

The map below shows the stadium and it’s immediate surrounding area. The 35 Sunderland to South Shields bus stop is on the right side of the map between the two light blue rectangles – closer than the Stadium of Light Tyne and Wear Metro station is to the stadium.

If you’re staying with us for any concert at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland then we highly recommend that you use this 35 Sunderland to South Shields Bus Service. We have recommended this method of travelling to and from the Stadium of Light to all our previous guests who have attended concerts at the Stadium of Light and they concur that it’s the best way to and from the stadium…

Review of Accommodation For Concert at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland

Jewel in the Crown! What a smashing little find! We were going to a concert with a day or so off tagged on. Annie’s was the best recommended in the area, so we went for it. Couldn’t have been better. Spick and span, spotlessly clean. Enthusiastic and friendly welcome from Linda. I imagine that she can tell from the booking date and the ticket release dates why we were there – and she dispensed great advice about how best to travel. Saved us hours – we bumped into another couple the following day at TAOTN (The Angel of the North) who stayed elsewhere and did the Metro, it took them half the night to get back. It’s also quiet. Very quiet. Pull down the blackout blind and you may just miss breakfast! South Shields itself offers a wide variety of evening food and entertainment, and again our host had all the details to hand. All within walking distance in a nice quiet part of town. Annie cooks a fine breakfast – one of the best. Scrambled egg is the acid test and she passes with flying colours. Just superb. I’d be surprised if I didn’t stay again very shortly as I travel to that part of the country quite often. 6/6

Over 50,000 fans will be in the audience to see One Direction and the Stadium of Light advises fans to plan their journey to and from the stadium carefully and arrive well in advance of the show as entry points will be extremely busy. To ensure the safety of everyone attending, there will be no queuing permitted in the days leading up to the concert.

External courtyard areas at the Stadium of Light will open after 2:30pm, with the main stadium gates open from 5pm. One Direction’s support act, 5 Seconds of Summer are set to take to the stage at 6:50pm, with One Direction due on at approximately 8:15pm.

No items of food or drink are permitted to be brought into the venue. Catering outlets will be available both in the external courtyard and the stadium concourses offering a range of items including pizzas, burgers, hot dogs, wraps and soft drinks. A “Challenge 25” protocol operates at the Stadium of Light for anyone wishing to purchase alcohol – anyone who appears to be under the age of 25, will be asked to provide proof of age.

Approach roads to the stadium will be closed on show day to ensure the safety of the large numbers of pedestrians and there is no parking or access available at the stadium itself or the surrounding residential areas.

The key timings for the One Direction concert Wednesday 28th May 2014 at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland are…

2:30pm External courtyards open
4:30pm Hospitality entrances open
5pm Stadium gates open
6:50pm 5 Seconds of Summer on stage
8:15pm One Direction on stage
10pm Show ends (approximate time)

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