Bruce Springsteen in Sunderland: How to get to the Stadium of Light from Newcastle

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The New Jersey superstar is heading to the North East this week and fans from across the country will be heading to the region.

Bruce Springseet started his UK tour this month, and on Wednesday he returns to the North East to play at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland as part of his world tour.

He kicked off the UK leg of the tour in Cardiff on Sunday, May 5.

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The Stadium of Light is well serviced by public transport and this is all the information you need if you plan on travelling from across the North East by Metro.

What time is Bruce Sprinsteen playing in Sunderland?

The stadium is expected to open around 4pm, with the star on stage around 7pm.

How to get to the Stadium of Light by public transport

Metros will regularly run towards Sunderland from other areas of the region, with gig goers needing the line to South Hylton. The journey takes around 30 minutes from Newcastle.

The Stadium of light is served by the Metro station is shares a name with and St Peters station while the central station and the city centre is around a 15 minute walk over the Wearmouth Bridge.

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Park Lane Interchange is around a 25 minute walk from the stadium.

How will the Metro be impacted?

Nexus is claiming the majority of the system will be far busier than normal from around 4pm with queues at all Newcastle stations expected throughout much of the evening.

Concert goers with purple, red or yellow entry tickets should travel to Stadium of Light Metro station while those with blue, orange, platinum, green or pink entry tickets are best travelling to St Peter's Metro station.

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Trains will also be running later than normal to help gig goers get home from the show.

Both Stadium of Light and St Peters stations will be open to help customers get across the North East, although the more central Sunderland and Park Lane stations will be closed from 10pm to allow smooth running of the system after the gig. Stations from University onwards to South Hylton will remain open.

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