Great North Run Metro Travel Guide

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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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Christmas & New Year Public Transport Timetables

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Guest House From Newcastle International Airport NE13 8BZ by Metro

If you’re staying with us over Christmas and New Year 2015 and plan on using public transport including local buses, Shields Ferry and Tyne & Wear Metro during your stay with us then we have the Christmas and New Year timetable changes here to help you plan your journey(s). A downloadable copy of the leaflet is below the preview…

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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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Free Child Entry At Newcastle upon Tyne’s Castle Keep

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Newcastle upon Tyne Castle Keep NE1 1RQ

If you have used the Tyne & Wear Metro to reach our bed and breakfast accommodation then save your ticket as it can be used to save money at several local attractions over half term.

Show a valid Metro ticket on arrival at the Castle’s Black Gate reception and get a free child’s ticket with every full-paying adult. This special offer is valid every day from 10am until 5pm with last entry at 4.15pm from 24th October to 1st November 2015.

The closest Metro station is Central Station, 20 minutes by Metro from our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields. Newcastle upon Tyne‘s Castle Keep can be found at Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ. More information about the venue can be found on their website here.

You can take a look around the Newcastle upon Tyne’s Castle Keep on this video…

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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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