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Metro Work - Arsenal [H]

Ahead of the upcoming Arsenal match at Gallowgate it is worth noting that due to modernisation work being carried out by nexus, no metro trains will be running between South Gosforth and Heworth all day on Sunday. A replacement bus [number 900] will run "to or close to" all stations along the metro route. Tickets will be valid on the bus and the driver will also sell tickets to customers who do not already have any.

If you are travelling from Regent Centre towards Newcastle a replacement bus will also serve you to South Gosforth.

A Nexus spokesman said: "We're sorry for the inconvenience this may cause and urge fans to plan their journeys in advance and to allow enough time to get into Newcastle for the start of the game.

An enhanced replacement bus service 900, will be in operation. These buses depart from Regent Centre and from Heworth every five minutes. Extra buses are being provided in this area from 11am until 6pm. Additional Metro services will also be provided into Newcastle city centre via Wallsend for passengers heading in from the North Tyneside coastal areas.

"Newcastle United's match against Arsenal was selected by Sky Sports for live TV in an announcement that was made on February 27. The game was moved from its original 3pm slot on Saturday 14 April to 1.30pm the following day, Sunday 15 April, so it now coincides with the planned Metro modernisation work which requires a line closure. Those works had already previously been moved from a scheduled date last October due to a clash with the Newcastle United game against Liverpool, which was also switched for television coverage. We are unable to postpone this work again. We have to carry out important work on signalling cables that are vital for the smooth running of Tyne and Wear Metro services.

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