The world famous Tall Ships Races are coming to Sunderland next week.
Thousands of people will descend on the city for the festival of culture and entertainment - and Metro operator Nexus has announced that additional trains will run to cope with demand.
More than 50 ships will arrive at the Port of Sunderland during the event, which starts next week on July 11 and runs for four days.
Don't fancy taking the car? Here's what you need to know about the Metro service.
There will be at least six trains an hour running to and from Sunderland - with all of the events located within walking distance of a Metro station.
St Peter's and Sunderland stations are a short walk fro the two main event sites. Meanwhile, Seaburn is a gateway to the seafront and beaches - some of the best places for views of the iconic Parade of Sail.
There are also opportunities to Park and Ride using the Metro service, with large car parks at Callerton Parkway, Kingston Park, Four Lane Ends, Northumberland Park and Heworth.
Tall Ships wristbands are already on sale via Nexus, to save you queuing during the event. They are available for the Friday and Saturday.
Passengers are also being advised to leave plenty of time for their journeys as trains and stations will be very busy, especially during commuter hours between 4pm and 6pm.