With the Spice Girls currently touring the country much to the delight of their fans the Tyne and Wear Metro have announced that they will be running extra services when they perform at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on Thursday 6th June. Not only will extra services be running the lead up to the concert but there will also be extra late night trains.
Chris Carson, Metro Services Director, said: “Extra Metro trains will be in operation to ensure that everyone gets to and from the concert. It is fantastic that Sunderland is welcoming the Spice Girls to perform at Stadium of Light and we are proud that Metro is to play a part in such a big event for our region. I would advise concert goers to leave plenty of time for their journey as Metro trains will be busy and to purchase a Day Ticket, which is valid for the whole day, to avoid queuing at ticket machines after the concert. We will have lots of staff on hand at stations in Newcastle city centre and at stations heading towards Sunderland before the concert, and staff at stations in Sunderland after the concert who will be able to provide advice and assistance to ensure that fans get to the concert and home quickly and safely. The Stadium of Light is only a short walk or Metro ride from Sunderland city centre with many exciting bars and restaurants, and with Jess Glynne as the support act there’s every reason to travel early and make it a big day out in Sunderland. The extra and extended Metro services will help make life easier for our passengers and allow them to make the most of their experience seeing the Spice Girls.”
After the concert there will be queuing systems in place at local Metro stations (both Stadium of Light and St Peter’s are within 10 minutes walk of the venue) and for an hour after the concert there will be extra services to get everyone home after they have spiced up their life!