Newcastle United v Manchester United: Match goers warned amid Metro disruption

Metro-users have been warned ahead of Newcastle United's clash against Manchester United.
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Match goers have been warned to allow for extra time getting to St James' Park tonight due to the severe cold weather impacting the Metro.

Newcastle United host Manchester United tonight (8pm kick-off) in the Premier League a month after the Magpies' 3-0 Carabao Cup victory at Old Trafford.

Newcastle United had documents seized in 2017 (Image: Getty Images)Newcastle United had documents seized in 2017 (Image: Getty Images)
Newcastle United had documents seized in 2017 (Image: Getty Images)

But the Metro is going to make the match experience that little more difficult with a reduced service.

Due to the icy weather, train availability is limited as many have developed faults in the subzero temperatures. Ten trains have been withdrawn so far today but the service remains running to all destinations.

A Nexus spokesperson said: “The severe cold has caused a high number of train failures and our message to fans heading to the Newcastle match is to allow plenty of extra time to get there. It is best to travel into the city centre earlier if you are heading in on Metro.

“We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused to customers. Our train fleet is over 40 years old and when the temperatures dips below freezing the old trains tend to develop more faults. This is why we are in the process of introducing a new train fleet which will allow us to overcome this issue.

“The Stadler team at the depot are working as hard as they can to repair the affected trains and get them fixed and ready to go back into service.

“After the game has ended supporters are advised that the city centre stations are going to be busy. Our customer service teams will be managing the queues to get everyone on to a train as quickly as they possibly can, so please bear with us.”