The Tyne and Wear Metro will be running extra services during the Sunderland International Airshow to help visitors get to and from the event with large crowds expected to attend. The Airshow takes place on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July with additional trains set to run after the event concludes to help people get home again.
Chris Carson, Metro Services Director, said: “Extra Metro services are in place so that we can cope with all of the crowds heading to and from Sunderland for the airshow this weekend. Metro is part of everyday life in Tyne and Wear and we are proud to serve such major events each and every year. The popularity of 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 I advise passengers to please leave plenty of time for their journey to and from the airshow. We’ll have extra staff on hand to assist passengers over the weekend to save time and avoid queuing at the ticket machines. We’re encouraging people travelling to the event to buy a Day Ticket or use a Pop Pay As You Go card to help make their journeys as quick and efficient as possible.”
Anyone travelling to the Airshow are being advised to use Seaburn station which is closest to the seafront which will be the best place to see all of the action.