The Tyne and Wear Metro has announced that it will be running additional services for Little Mix fans travelling to Gateshead International Stadium for their concert.
Extra Metro trains are scheduled to help concert goers as they make their way to and from Gateshead to see the one of the world’s biggest girl bands, responsible for hits including Black Magic, Shout out to My Ex and No More Sad Songs.
The additional services will operate before and after the former X Factor winner’s performance in Gateshead tonight.
Fans travelling to see Little Mix should use Gateshead Stadium Metro station, which is just a ten minute walk from the venue.
Park and Ride with Metro is also available at Callerton Parkway, Kingston Park, Four Lane Ends, Northumberland Park and Heworth.
Passengers are advised to leave plenty of time as trains and stations are expected to be busy before and after the concert. Listen out for station announcements and guidance as staff get customers onto trains safely and as quickly as possible.
Little Mix wristbands are now available for fans to purchase in advance to avoid the queuing at ticket machines on the day of the concert. The Little Mix wristbands are valid on Metro in all zones, the Shields Ferry and Northern trains between Newcastle and Sunderland.
Metro Services Director, Chris Carson, said:
“It is exciting that Gateshead will be welcoming Little Mix next week as part of the platinum selling group’s nationwide Summer Hits stadium tour and we’re proud to play a part in their return to the region by running extra Metro trains.
“I would advise concert goers to leave plenty of time for their journey as trains will be very busy and to purchase a Little Mix wristband in advance, which is valid for the whole day, to avoid queuing at ticket machines after the concerts.
“We will have lots of staff on hand at Gateshead Stadium who will be able to provide advice and assistance to ensure fans get home as quickly and safely as possible after the concert. I hope the extra and extended Metro services will help make life easier for our passengers and allow them to make the most of their experience seeing Little Mix.”
For help planning your journey call 0191 2020 747 (lines are open Monday – Friday from 8am until 6pm) or use the Live Travel Map here.