- Tyne Tees
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- Metro services will start at the normal time but with a reduced frequency on all lines until 8:30am
- Allow extra time
- A 15 minute service will run on all lines from 8.30am until 4pm, compared to the normal 12-minute frequency
- From around 4pm there will be no Metro service between Regent Centre and Airport, Benton and St James and Pelaw to South Shields
- Frequent services up to every five minutes will run between Newcastle and Sunderland before and after the concert
- Go North East is providing additional bus services
Metro will run a service between Newcastle and Sunderland before and after the One Direction concert on Wednesday 28 May, despite a planned strike by members of the RMT. There will be reduced train services on other parts of the system including early evening line closures if the strike goes ahead.
Concert-goers are being urged to allow plenty of time to get to the Stadium of Light.
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. All passengers going to the concert should use St Peter’s station only.
The organisers of next Wednesday's One Direction concert in Sunderland are urging a 'common sense' ending to a planned strike on the Metro system on the day of the performance.
The Stadium of Light says it's incredibly frustrated that a solution hasn't been agreed by the RMT Union and DB Regio, which operates the Metro.
The RMT Union says that its planned strike for Metro workers - on the day of a 1-Direction concert in Sunderland - is being taken reluctantly. It's in dispute with the operator of the Metro system over the dismissal of an employee.
Sharon Kelly, from Metro Tyne and Wear, says although the strike will lead to reduced services in the daytime next Wednesday, they will put all resources into helping people get to and from the 1-Direction concert.
The strike, among RMT Union members who work on the Tyne and Wear Metro, is set to go ahead next Wednesday, coinciding with a 1-Direction concert in Sunderland. The dispute is over the dismissal of an employee.
Strike action on the Tyne & Wear Metro is set to go ahead next Wednesday - on the same day as a 1-Direction concert is scheduled in Sunderland. This afternoon talks broke down between the RMT Union and DB Regio, which operates trains and stations on the Metro.
The RMT union have confirmed to ITV Tyne Tees that there will be a strike on the Tyne and Wear Metro next Wednesday.
The industrial action co-incides with a One Direction concert at the Stadium of Light.
The decision to call a Metro strike when One Direction are playing at the Stadium of Light is "hugely disappointing and incredibly frustrating", according to SAFC.
The RMT union, which represents workers on the Tyne and Wear metro, will walk out next Wednesday (May 28).
They say its over the dismissal of an employee.
SAFC say this is the second time in two years they've had to deal with industrial action on the day of a concert.
Talks are ongoing to try and avert the strike.
Members of the RMT union have announced strike action on the Metro next Wednesday; the day of the One Direction concert at Sunderland's Stadium of Light.
DB Regio, which operates Metro stations and train say it will prioritise moving concert-goers and operate a reduced Metro service.