Travel advice has been issued to Sunderland fans heading for the Stadium of Light this Friday.
Roy Hodgson’s side face Australia in an important warm up game ahead of next months’ UEFA Euro 2016 tournament.
- North: From the A19 and follow signs for A1231 Sunderland, then yellow signs for Park & Ride and use the Park & Ride service
- Alternatively, from the A19 follow signs for A184 Sunderland (North), then either; Roker Seafront or City Centre and use car parks
- South: From the A19 follow signs for A1018 Sunderland, then signs for City Centre and use City Centre Car Parks
- From the A1(M) follow signs for A690 Sunderland, then signs for City Centre and use City Centre Car Parks
- West: From the A183 follow signs for Sunderland, then signs for City Centre and use City Centre Car Parks
- From the A690 follow signs for Sunderland, then signs for City Centre and use City Centre Car Parks
There is no parking available on the stadium complex, with parking immediately around the Stadium of Light also extremely restricted. Residential streets in the vicinity of the Stadium of Light are also subject to Parking Permit restrictions. There is parking available throughout the city, which is within walking distance of the stadium. Full details are available at www.sunderland.gov.uk/parking. Additional spaces are also available at the University of Sunderland, simply follow the signposts.
There will be a Metro train every 15 minutes during the day between Newcastle and Sunderland rising to a train every five minutes after 4pm, with the high-frequency service continuing after the event to make sure large crowds can get away from the venue safely.
Extra Metro services will be running between Newcastle and Sunderland augmenting the normal service between 9.30pm and just after 11pm. The last train time to Newcastle from the Stadium of Light will leave as normal at 12am (midnight).
Go North East is providing enhanced bus services around the Stadium of Light, including areas such as South Shields, both before and after the match.
Sunderland is served by a mainline railway station. For National Rail Enquiries, call 0845 7484 950. Grand Central operate direct services to Sunderland city centre
There have been celebrations in Morpeth as the town's football team clinched the FA Vase.
The Highwaymen beat their opponents Hereford FC 4-1 in a thrilling final at Wembley.
While many fans travelled down to the capital to watch the game, others gathered in pubs and bars to see the match unfold.
Each Morpeth goal was greeted with huge cheers, with the biggest celebration left for the final whistle.
Morpeth Town overcome favourites Hereford FC to win the FA Vase 4 goals to 1 at Wembley
Hereford FC 1 - 4 Morpeth Town (Latest)
A fourth goal for Morpeth Town from Sean Bell in extra time at Wembley
Hereford FC 1 - 3 Morpeth Town
A third goal for Morpeth in the FA Vase final at Wembley, thanks to Sean Taylor
Hereford FC 1 - 2 Morpeth Town (latest)
Morpeth's second goal coming from Luke Carr early in the second half
Morpeth Town Football Club are Wembley for their first ever FA Vase Final.
The Highway Men are taking on Hereford FC with thousands of fans making the journey down from Northumberland.
Hereford FC 1 - 1 Morpeth Town (latest)
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