Following on from the success of previous Take That, Oasis and Pink gigs at the Stadium of Light, the venue has teamed up with local transport providers to ensure your journey to and from the gig runs as smoothly as possible.
On the Metro
WITH Take That concerts scheduled for May bank holiday weekend, Tyne and Wear Metro is doing everything it can to make getting to and from the concert as quick and easy as possible for travelling fans.
As well as a wristband ticket service, DB Regio Tyne and Wear, which operates the Metro on behalf of Nexus, is increasing the number of trains in service throughout the days of the concerts, with extra trains running after the event with the last train leaving from the Stadium of Light and St Peter’s just before 1am.
Richard McClean, managing director of DB Regio Tyne and Wear, said: “The travel wristband and extra trains should allow concert-goers to get to the event quickly and easily.
“We are expecting a large rise in passengers during the concert period as people choose the Metro to get to the event.
“As such, we want to ensure their journey remains as stress free and prompt as possible.
“The provision of extra trains should help to alleviate large volumes of passengers boarding Metro trains at the same time and ensure a comfortable and efficient journey to the concert, which thousands of fans in the region are looking forward to.”
Director general of Nexus, Bernard Garner, said: “Metro has a key role to play getting people to and from the Take That concerts in Sunderland. We are expecting a very busy four days as thousands of people opt for the convenience of Metro to get to the venue.
“The best thing to do is purchase a Metro DaySaver wristband in advance. These are available from the Nexus website.
“They offer unlimited travel on the day of the event and take away the hassle of buying tickets on the day, when stations are expected to be busy.”
On the buses
THERE are regular bus services directly to and from the Stadium of Light.
Please note, last journeys for all services generally run between 11pm and midnight. Extended services will be available on concert dates, please check timetables.
Further timetables and travel information are available from:
l Traveline: 0871 200 22 33
Take That by taxi
CONCERT-GOERS requiring a taxi are advised to use the taxi rank on Athenaeum Street, next to the train station in the city centre.
Drop Off and Pick Up Points
THERE is likely to be severe congestion around the Stadium at the beginning and end of the concerts.
Motorists are advised to drop off and pick up away from the Stadium. It is suggested that vehicles from the south drop off and pick up in the city centre and from the west and north, use Sunderland Enterprise Park off the A1231, to the east of the Stadium use St Peter’s Campus – SR6 0AN
Before the concert, for ticket collection only, there is a drop off point at the blue car park at the Stadium of Light – this drop off facility has a 10-minute