Extra Metro services for the Sunderland Airshow

17 July 2017
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Extra Metro services will be running for this year’s Sunderland International Airshow, and visitors are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journey.

The airshow, which takes place on Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July on the Roker seafront, attracts large crowds from across the North East and beyond, and Metro is one of the key modes of travel to and from the event.

The additional Metro services will mean an increased frequency on the line between Pelaw and South Hylton. Custoners should buy DaySDaver tickets in advance to avoid queuing at Metro ticket machines.

However, Metro services are still expected to busy over the weekend, so heading to the Airshow on Metro should allow extra time to make their journey.

Extra Metro services will be running to get people home after the event.

Chris Carson, Metro Services Director, said: “The popularity of the Sunderland International Airshow makes it one of our busiest weekends of the year as thousands of people travel to Roker and Seaburn seafront. We expect services to be busy over the weekend, particularly at Seaburn station, with queues following the event. Extra Metros will be running, but my message to customers is to please leave plenty of time for your journey.

“Extra staff at Metro stations will help customers to save time and avoid queueing at the ticket machines. A DaySaver costs £5 and is valid for all day and all zone travel. It can also be used on the Shields Ferry and on Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland.

"People travelling to the event on Metro should buy a DaySaver or use a Pop Pay As You Go card to help make their journeys as quick and efficient as possible."