Concert travel

Microphone image. Concert day travel information

Changes to transport services

If you aren't heading to a concert your journey may still be affected.  

On concert days transport services will be a lot busier than usual as concert goers head to and from the event.

Queuing systems may be in place at Metro stations and some Metro stations may be closed early or made exit only. 

If you're planning to travel on a concert day, please leave extra time for travel and plan your journey in advance. 

If you are heading to a concert

You'll find all the travel information you need to plan your journey to and from the venue right here.

Simply select the concert you'll be attending.



2024 World Tour Springsteen Estreet Band

Are you going to see Bruce Springsteen at the Stadium of Light on 22 May 2024?   

If so, here is all you need to know about travelling to and from the concert.  

Metro Customer Service teams will be available at stations to help direct you to the Stadium of Light and to help you travel after the concert.  We want you to have a great night and to stay safe, so please listen to instructions from our Customer Service teams. 

Please plan your journey in advance and leave extra time for your journey as Metro trains and buses will be very busy.  

Metro tickets

If you don't have a Pay As You Go card, save time on concert day by buying your Bruce Springsteen travel ticket in advance from any Metro ticket machine.  They’re on sale from 15 May. 

The ticket costs £5.90 and is valid for all day, all zone Metro travel for one adult on 22 May 2024.  

If you're travelling with children, remember up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on Metro and the Shields Ferry with a fare paying adult.

Travelling to the concert

Metro trains towards Sunderland will be exceptionally busy after about 4.00pm.  Whatever your destination, anyone boarding at Newcastle city centre stations may be asked to queue outside between 4.00pm and 8.00pm, so we can manage the large crowds we expect safely.  If you aren't heading to the concert avoid travelling at these times if possible.

Concert goers with purple, red or yellow entry tickets should travel to Stadium of Light Metro station.  
Concert goers with blue, orange, platinum, green or pink entry tickets are best travelling to St Peter's Metro station.

For the latest Metro travel update check the Nexus Pop App (available on Play Store and the App Store). 

Travelling after the concert

Metro trains will be running later to help get you home. Crowd control measures will be in place for Metro customers, including queuing systems.

If you're travelling by Metro, join the queue at St Peter's or at Stadium of Light station immediately after the concert to be sure of getting your train home. Queues at both stations will move at the same speed.  

When queuing please be patient, we’ll get you onto a Metro train as quickly as we can.


Metro station closures

Access to Sunderland station and Park Lane will change after 10.00pm to assist with crowd control. 

  • Park Lane Metro station will be closed from 10.00pm 
  • Sunderland station will be closed to Metro customers from 10.00pm 

To view information about local bus services and Rail services click here: Bus services and Rail services.

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