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Extended Metro services for the Great Exhibtion of the North

ByDave Stopher

Jun 27, 2018

The Tyne and Wear Metro has announced that it will be running extended services for the opening night of the Great Exhibtion of the North.

In support of England’s biggest event in 2018 Metro will be extending services across the region to help passengers make their way home after the exhibition’s opening event.   

On the evening of Friday 22nd June 2018 the Great Exhibtion of the North will celebrate the launch of its 80-day programme of Northern art, design and innovation with a showcase of the region’s creativity and ingenuity on the Quayside on a spectacular stage. 

Those lucky ticket holders eager to see Newcastle’s very own Maximo Park kick start the evening’s entertainment – including the first display of the Get North Water Sculpture should check which side of the River Tyne their ticket is for before making travel plans. For those with a Newcastle Quayside ticket they can use either Central Station, Monument or Manors Metro stations. Passengers with a Gateshead Quayside ticket are best using Gateshead Metro station.

The Great Exhibition of the North is a free, summer-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit. Running from Friday 22ndJune until Sunday 9th September the exhibition will showcase the region’s imagination and inventiveness. Local people and visitors to the North East alike can experience a range of exciting exhibits, inspired technology, live performances and cutting edge culture in the NorthEast’s world-class venues, unique outdoor spaces and iconic landmarks. 

Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw Lewis, said: “We are delighted to be a supporting partner of the Great Exhibition of the North, and excited to be part of England’s biggest event of the year. This incredible event celebrating the North’s wealth of art, design and innovation is truly wonderful to be part of. It is fantastic to help showcase our spectacular region which we’re passionately proud to be associated with and serve. 

“I would advise those travelling to the Quayside for the Great Exhibition of the North’s opening event to leave plenty of time for their journey as trains will be very busy and to purchase a Day Ticket, which is valid for the whole day, to avoid queuing at ticket machines after the event. 

“We will have lots of staff on hand at stations in the city centre who will be able to provide advice and assistance to ensure passengers get home as quickly and safely as possible. I hope the additional hour of travel will help make it easy for our passengers and allow them to make the most of the exhibition’s launch night.

“Travelling by Metro is also the best way to get around NewcastleGateshead so visitors can easily get to events and enjoy the trails throughout the Great Exhibition of the North.”

For regular travel updates regarding Tyne and Wear Metro follow @My_Metro on Twitter, find Metro on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/mymetrotw  or visit Nexus.org.uk/metro or call Nexus on 0191 20 20 747.