On Saturday, 23 March 2019 at 5:30pm Newcastle Falcons will play host to Sale Sharks at St James Park.
What’s the best way to get to “The Big One” at St James’ Park in Newcastle?
We have frequent trains running before and after the rugby match that will get you right to the stadium. Trains won’t be operating to all destinations due to engineering works.
Where are the engineering works?
There will be no Metro service between Monkseaton and Wallsend in both directions whilst we carry out overhead line renewal work. A replacement bus service 900 will be running in the affected area. More information can be found here
Can we Park and Ride with Metro?
Yes. There are big car parks at Callerton and Kingston Park (for the A1 from the North or A69 from the West), Four Lane Ends and Northumberland Park (A19 and A189 from the North), Heworth (A194 and A19 from the South) and Stadium of Light (Sunderland area). Car Parks only cost £1 and will stay open until after the last train has run. It’s a lot easier than driving into the city centre and finding somewhere to park.
What city centre stations are best to use?
You can get off at any one of four stations near the stadium - Haymarket, Monument, Central Station and St James are all within a few minutes’ walk of St James’ Park. There’s plenty of pubs and places to eat near all four stations.
What’s the best Metro ticket to purchase?
Save time, buy a Day Ticket from a Metro station ticket machine for just £3.10-£5.20 depending on which station you board, or £1.40 for children aged 16 and under. You can use the same ticket all day which means you won’t need to queue up at Metro ticket machine after the concert.
Find out more about tickets using our ticket finder.
Will city centre Metro stations be busy after the rugby match?
Yes – but we’ll have staff at stations to manage queues and make sure everyone is looked after. Listen for station announcements and guidance from our staff.
How do I keep in touch with all the latest Metro travel updates?
All the live Metro updates will be on our Twitter page: @My_Metro. To plan your journey you can use the Live Travel Map.