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.
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