Concert travel: P!nk and Sam Fender

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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.

 

Concerts

Image of Sam Fender carrying guitar


Are you going to see Sam Fender at St. James’ Park on 9 June 2023?   

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 St. James' Park 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.  


Travelling to the concert

The usual network of timetabled Bus services and Rail services from Newcastle and Sunderland will be running. 

Extra Metro trains will be running before the concert to help get everyone to St. James’ Park.  Metro trains will be exceptionally busy after 4.00pm so please make sure you leave extra travelling time.   



Travelling after the concert

The usual network of timetabled Bus services and Rail services from Newcastle and Sunderland will be running. 

Metro trains will be running later to help get concert goers home. Crowd control measures will be in place for Metro customers, including queues. When queuing please be patient, we’ll get you onto a Metro train as quickly as we can.

If you're travelling towards Wallsend/the coast by Metro, there will be a frequent service from Monument.  Join the queue at Monument (Grey Street entrance), straight after the concert to be sure of getting your train home.  When queuing please be patient, we’ll get you onto a Metro train as quickly as we can. 


 

Metro station closures 

To assist with crowd control some stations will be closed early and other stations will be for customers leaving the station only (no entry). 

  • St James – closed from 8.00pm

  • Monument platform 4 (to St James) – exit only from 8.00pm

  • Haymarket exit only all day (no entry into the station)

Trains will run through closed stations and platforms without stopping.

For the latest Metro travel information check Twitter @My_Metro.


Car parking

Car parks in Newcastle and Sunderland city centres have special opening times during the concert weekend.  Find out more at Newcastle parking facilities and Sunderland parking facilities.

Image of Sam Fender carrying guitar

Are you going to see Sam Fender at St. James' Park on 10 June 2023?   

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 St. James' Park 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 Sam Fender Metro travel ticket in advance from any Metro ticket machine.  They’re on sale from 3 June – 10 June. 

The ticket costs £6.20 and is valid for all day, all zone Metro travel for one adult on 10 June 2023.  The ticket will also be valid on the three concert shuttle bus services leaving Newcastle city centre after the concert numbers:  SF1, SF2 and SF3.

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.  

Metro and Rail services  

Extra Metro trains will be running before the concert to help get everyone to St. James’ Park.  Metro trains will be exceptionally busy after 4.00pm so please make sure you leave extra travelling time.   

If you're getting the Metro into Newcastle for the concert, we recommend you get off at Haymarket. 

The usual timetabled Rail services from Newcastle and Sunderland will be running. 


Travelling after the concert  

The usual network of timetabled Bus services and Rail services from Newcastle and Sunderland will be running. 

Crowd control measures will be in place including Metro station closures and queues for Metro travel from Monument (towards Wallsend).  

If you're travelling towards Wallsend/the coast by Metro, there will be a frequent service from Monument.  Join the queue at Monument (Grey Street entrance), straight after the concert to be sure of getting your train home.  When queuing please be patient, we’ll get you onto a Metro train as quickly as we can. 

If you're travelling towards South Shields or South Hylton, there will be a frequent Metro service from Gateshead. You can get to Gateshead Interchange on foot or catch the concert shuttle bus SF3 from Market Street (see below for full details). 


   
Metro station closures  

To assist with crowd control some stations will be closed early and other stations will be for customers leaving the station only (no entry).

  • St James – closed from 8.00pm

  • Monument platform 1 (towards Heworth) will be closed from 10.00pm

  • Monument platform 2 (towards South Gosforth) will be closed from 10.00pm 

  • Monument platform 3 (towards Wallsend) will remain open for travel towards Whitley Bay via Wallsend. 

  • Monument platform 4 (to St James) – exit only from 8.00pm

  • Manors– Closed from 10.00pm

  • Jesmond – Closed from 10.00pm 

  • Haymarketexit only all day (no entry into the station)

  • Central Station – exit only from 10.00pm (no entry into the station)

Trains will run through closed stations and platforms without stopping.


Bus services  

The usual network of timetabled Bus services will be running. 

In addition to the usual network of bus services, Nexus has arranged for three separate concert shuttle bus services to operate from Newcastle city centre to help get you home. These bus services will operate up to every 10 minutes from 10.00pm until late.

All valid Metro tickets will be accepted for travel on the concert shuttle bus services.  

  • Bus SF1 stops on Blackett Street (stop number 08nc108)
    Stopping only at Gosforth High Street/Brandling Arms, Regent Centre Interchange, Fawdon Mormon Church and Kingston Park Metro 
  • Bus SF2 stops on St Mary’s Place (stop number 08nc76)
    Stopping only at South Gosforth roundabout, Longbenton shops, Benton cemetery, Forest Hall shops, Palmersville Metro and Cramlington Manor Walks
  • Bus SF3 stops on Market Street (stop number 08nc68)
    Stopping only at Gateshead Interchange, Low Fell The Cannon and Chester-le-Street Red Lion. 


Bus stop locations for services SF1, SF2 and SF3.

Map of bus stop locations for services SF1, SF2 and SF3.

Bus service 306 stops at stand L at Haymarket bus station
This bus will serve all regular stops between Haymarket and North Shields.  A 10 minute frequency will be in operation after the concert.  Valid Metro tickets will be accepted on this service after 11.00pm.

For the latest Metro travel information check Twitter @My_Metro.

Car parking

Car parks in Newcastle and Sunderland city centres have special opening times during the concert weekend.  Find out more at Newcastle parking facilities and Sunderland parking facilities.

Pink Summer Carnival 2023 image


Are you going to see P!NK at Stadium of Light on 10 June 2023?   

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 Stadium of Lights 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 P!NK travel ticket in advance from any Metro ticket machine.  They’re on sale from 3 June – 10 June. 

The ticket costs £6.20 and is valid for all day, all zone Metro travel for one adult on 10 June 2023.  

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

Before the concert extra Metro trains will be running to help get everyone to the Stadium of Light.  

Metro trains towards Sunderland will be exceptionally busy after 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.

The usual network of timetabled Bus services and Rail services from Newcastle and Sunderland will be running. 

 

 

Travelling after the concert

Metro trains will be running later to help get concert goers home, including a later train to South Shields from Pelaw.  Crowd control measures will be in place for Metro customers, including queues.

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.

The usual network of timetabled Bus services and Rail services from Newcastle and Sunderland will be running. 

 

Metro station closures

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

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

Some Newcastle city centre stations will also be closed or be exit only:

  • St James – closed from 8.00pm

  • Monument platform 1 (towards Heworth) will be closed from 10.00pm

  • Monument platform 2 (towards South Gosforth) will be closed from 10.00pm 

  • Monument platform 3 (towards Wallsend) will remain open for travel towards Whitley Bay via Wallsend. 

  • Monument platform 4 (to St James) – exit only from 8.00pm

  • Manors– Closed from 10.00pm

  • Jesmond – Closed from 10.00pm 

  • Haymarketexit only all day (no entry into the station)

  • Central Station – exit only from 10.00pm (no entry into the station)

Trains will run through closed stations and platforms without stopping.

 

Bus services

The usual network of timetabled Bus services will be running. 

In addition to the usual network of bus services, Nexus has arranged for three separate concert shuttle bus services to operate from Newcastle city centre to help get you home. These bus services will operate up to every 10 minutes from 10.00pm until late.

All valid Metro tickets will be accepted for travel on the concert shuttle bus services.  

  • Bus SF1 stops on Blackett Street (stop number 08nc108)
    Stopping only at Gosforth High Street/Brandling Arms, Regent Centre Interchange, Fawdon Mormon Church and Kingston Park Metro 
  • Bus SF2 stops on St Mary’s Place (stop number 08nc76)
    Stopping only at South Gosforth roundabout, Longbenton shops, Benton cemetery, Forest Hall shops, Palmersville Metro and Cramlington Manor Walks
  • Bus SF3 stops on Market Street (stop number 08nc68)
    Stopping only at Gateshead Interchange, Low Fell The Cannon and Chester-le-Street Red Lion.

Bus stop locations for services SF1, SF2 and SF3.

Map of bus stop locations for services SF1, SF2 and SF3.

Bus service 306 stops at stand L at Haymarket bus station
This bus will serve all regular stops between Haymarket and North Shields.  A 10 minute frequency will be in operation after the concert.  Valid Metro tickets will be accepted on this service after 11.00pm.

For the latest Metro travel information check Twitter @My_Metro.

 

Car parking

Car parks in Newcastle and Sunderland city centres have special opening times during the concert weekend.  Find out more at Newcastle parking facilities and Sunderland parking facilities.

Pink Summer Carnival 2023 image


Are you going to see P!NK at Stadium of Light on 11 June 2023?   

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 Stadium of Lights 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 P!NK travel ticket in advance from any Metro ticket machine.  On sale from 3 June –11 June.  

The ticket costs £6.20 and is valid for all day, all zone Metro travel for one adult on 11 June 2023.  

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

Before the concert extra Metro trains will be running to help get everyone to the Stadium of Light.  

Trains towards Sunderland will be exceptionally busy after 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.

The usual network of timetabled Bus services and Rail services from Newcastle and Sunderland will be running. 

 

 

Travelling after the concert

Crowd control measures will be in place including queues for Metro travel.  

Metro trains will be running later to help get concert goers home, including a later train to South Shields from Pelaw.  

Join the queue at St Peter's or at Stadium of Light Metro 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.

The usual network of timetabled Bus services and Rail services from Newcastle and Sunderland will be running. 

 

Metro station closures

Access to some stations will be limited to assist with crowd control. 

  • Park Lane Metro station will be fully closed from 10.00pm 
  • Sunderland station will be closed to Metro customers from 10.00pm
  • Haymarket exit only all day (no entry into the station)

Metro trains will run through both stations without stopping during the closures.  

For the latest Metro travel information check Twitter @My_Metro.

 

Car parking

Car parks in Newcastle and Sunderland city centres have special opening times during the concert weekend.  Find out more at Newcastle parking facilities and Sunderland parking facilities.

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