WEARSIDERS taking part in this year’s Great North Run can organise their travel in advance.
Nexus has released wristbands that double as Metro tickets to make getting to and from the event easier.
They can be bought in advance, which saves time on queuing at Metro ticket machines, which are extremely busy on the day.
Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, has introduced the wrist passes to save entrants and spectators time and hassle on the day.
Six different types of Metro ticket are available as wristbands. They can be bought from Nexus Travel Shops and online from.nexus.org.uk before the race, on Sunday, September 7.
Deputy director general of Nexus Tobyn Hughes said: “This year we have widened the range of tickets that are available as wristbands, so the kids can have one as well as the adults, and there are weekend tickets too.” Tickets that come as wrist passes are: Adult Single (£3.30), Child Single (80p), Adult DaySaver (£4.50), Child DaySaver (£1.20), the Adult Weekend ticket (£9) and the Child Weekend ticket (£2.40).
A Great North Run Special Event DaySaver ticket is also available in advance from all Metro ticket machines. It costs £4.50, the same as a normal Metro DaySaver price, but ‘Great North Run’ is printed on the front.