England vs Bosnia: City Council issues travel advice ahead of Newcastle friendly at St James Park

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One game of the weekend double header has already come and gone, and now it is the turn of the England men to take to the St James Park pitch.

The Premier League season may now be over, but football fans have still been able to get their sporting fix over the weekend and as St James Park plays host to both England senior teams.

The first of these games came on Friday when England’s women lost 2-1 against France before the men’s side play Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday, June 3 as Gareth Southgate’s squad prepare for their Euro 2024 campaign in Germany.

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The first game fell on the same evening as Girls Aloud’s first night back at the city’s Utilita Arena, causing the FA to put travel advice in place as public transport across the city saw thousands of people head to the city centre.

Although the Monday evening game will be the only major event taking place in the city, a sellout crowd is expected to cheer on the Three Lions and Newcastle City Council have put advice in place to help anyone looking to get around the region.

The advice from the Council says: “We expect the city and surrounding areas to be very busy for each match, and there are also major restoration works ongoing on the Tyne Bridge, with four lanes reduced to two, as well as Girls Aloud are also playing at the Utilita Arena on Friday evening. 

“So, it is vital to plan ahead and follow the travel advice found on the Tyne Bridge website.

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“Public transport is strongly advised when travelling to and from Newcastle city centre and Gateshead town centre, whether or not you now drive over the Tyne. 

“For those travelling across the region it is recommended that the trunk roads and other river crossing options outside the central area are utilised, such as the A1, A19, Tyne Tunnel and Scotswood Bridge.”

How to get to St James Park for England vs Bosnia Herzegovina

The best way to travel to St. James’ Park is to make use of the Tyne and Wear Metro.

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The stadium is within easy of reach of St. James, Haymarket and Monument stations which are easily reachable from many park and ride sites across the city.

The stadium is also very accessible on foot from Newcastle central station as well as the city’s main bus stations.

There is no supporter parking at the stadium, so spectators are encouraged to avoid driving to the stadium on matchday.

Getting to St James Park on the Tyne and Wear Metro

Nexus, the company which operates the Tyne and Wear Metro, have not announced any timetable changes to accommodate the crowds on Friday evening, although they announced on Thursday, May 30 that crowd control measures may be in place at stations across Newcastle.

When is England vs Bosnia and Herzegovina in Newcastle?

Kick off at St James Park is at 7:45pm on Monday, June 3.

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