Blackett Street, Newcastle
13 July 2018

Plans for a series of summer events in the heart of Newcastle city centre have been announced, resulting in the diversion of bus services on Blackett Street.

The events are being held to coincide with the Great Exhibition of the North, which is expected to attract thousands of visitors along with families from across the city and the wider region.

Newcastle City Council has confirmed that it will close Blackett Street for ten weekends during the Great Exhibition to enable these events to take place.

The events, which are not organised by the city council, will range from cycling events to fun activities for families.

The first of the weekend closures will take place on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July.

After that closures will be in place every weekend up to and including Saturday 1 September and Sunday 2 September.

Bus passengers who use services which normally go via Blackett Street are being advised that this will mean changes to their journeys.

During the temporary weekend closures, bus stops on Blackett Street will not be in use and people will need to use different city centre stops, including temporary bus stops on Newgate Street, instead.

Services affected are Stagecoach buses 12, 32/32A, 36, 39/40, 62/63, 71/72/87, 100 and the City Sightseeing bus and Go North East services 21, 28/28A, 32A and X25.

People can visit www.newcastle.gov.uk/blackettstreet to keep up to date on information about the arrangements for the weekends.

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