The Tyne and Wear Metro will be running extra services for tomorrow's Beyoncé concert in Sunderland.
More than 50,000 people are expected to flock to the Stadium of Light for the event, with the Metro being one of the key modes of travel to the venue.
DB Regio Tyne and Wear, which operates the Metro on behalf of Nexus, is making additional trains available to cope with customer demand before and after the concert on June 28.
The firm also recommends that anyone heading to the concert via the Metro should allow plenty of time to make the journey.
Paul Walker, Customer Service Director of DB Regio Tyne and Wear, said:
Metro staff will be on hand to help customers at St Peter’s Metro station and Stadium of Light Metro station, which are both a short walk from the venue. Central Station, which is currently undergoing a modernisation scheme, will remain open during the evening on June 28.
When the concert is finished there will be long queues for Metro trains at the nearby stations but the extra services will mean these will be cleared as quickly as possible. Extra staff will be on duty to provide crowd control and customer services.
A special event Metro ticket is also available to buy in advance from any Metro station ticket machine or Nexus TravelShop. It costs £4.80 and is valid for all day and all zone travel. It can found under ‘other tickets’ on the Metro ticket machines’ touch screen menu.