Police have issued travel advise to football fans planning to attend this weekend's Wear-Tees derby match.
Sunderland host Middlesbrough at the Stadium of Light on August 21 and due to the short distance between the clubs, a dedicated football train has been put in place for travelling supporters.
Officers are also expecting transport links in Sunderland to be busy on Sunday.
Fans are being encouraged to allow plenty of time to make their way to the stadium ahead of kick-off at 1:30pm.
Superintendent Sarah Pitt, from Northumbria Police, said:
The direct football train will leave Middlesbrough at 11.22am and arrive at St Peter’s station at approximately 12.16pm. This service will be a dry train and will not make any stops before arriving in Sunderland.
A number of supporters coaches have also been put on by Middlesbrough and will leave from Riverside Stadium before the game. That will be the quickest way for supporters to travel to, and from the Stadium of Light.
Following the match, away supporters have the option of remaining in the stadium to let home crowds pass before making their own way home, or to their transport. During this time supporters will be able to purchase refreshments, watch the TVs and use the toilet facilities.
A direct football train to Middlesbrough will also be leaving from St Peter’s Station at 3.53pm. This service will also be a dry train and will not make any stops before arriving in Middlesbrough.
Supporters of both clubs who are travelling by car should also be aware that works are in progress on the A1231 Wessington Way. Anyone travelling to the stadium using this route should be prepared for delays and plan their journey accordingly.