150,000 Music Fans Head To Sunderland

11 June 2013, 07:38

150,000 music fans are expected to make their way to Sunderland's Stadium of Light this June to attend two major gigs.

Tyne and Wear Metro has introduced a new special event ticket available to purchase in advance, to help beat the queues at the ticket machines.

Extra trains will be running before and after the concert to get passengers there and back safely, as well as an extended service that will see trains running until 00:45am approximately.

Crowd Control measures will also be in operation at Sunderland, Stadium of Light and St Peter;s stations to ensure customer safety.

Deputy Director General of Nexus, Tobyn Hughes, said:
"To help avoid queuing for a ticket on the day Nexus has launched a special event ticket which is valid all day and for all zones costing £4.40.

Complete with the name and date of the concert selected, the ticket can be purchased in advance at any Metro ticket machine by pressing the other tickets button and selecting Rihanna or North East Live.

Rihanna metro tickets will be released on the 14th June and North East Live tickets on the 21st June.

After the concert, the additional trains will not stop at Sunderland so passengers should use St Peter?s or Stadium of Light stations."


You can also buy your tickets in advance online HERE (tickets cost £4.40 plus 50p postage per transaction).

Train Info For Stadium Of Light Gigs

Rihanna (Thursday 20 June)
* Last train from St Peters to Manors (via the coast) is at 00:45
* Last train from St Peters to Airport (via Newcastle city centre) is at 00:58
* To make the last connecting train which leaves Pelaw at 01:08 for South Shields, you will need to get the 00:54 train from St Peters
* Last train from Sunderland to South Hylton is at 00:20

North East Live (Saturday 22 June)
* Last train from St Peters to Manors (via the coast) is at 00:45
* Last train from St Peters to Airport (via Newcastle city centre) is at 00:58
* To make the last connecting train which leaves Pelaw at 01:08 for South Shields, you will need to get the 00:54 train from St Peters
* Last train from Sunderland to South Hylton is at 00:20 

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