Live performance goers travelling to see Elton John this Sunday are being reminded to plan their journeys.
Hundreds of music followers are anticipated to reach within the metropolis to take pleasure in Elton John’s live performance on the Stadium of Gentle on Sunday June 19, with many first time guests.
To welcome everybody, and make their journeys to and from the town and the stadium as stress free as potential, neighborhood companions, together with the Metropolis Council, Sunderland AFC, Metro operator Nexus and bus firms, are placing well-rehearsed occasion journey and transport plans in place.
These embody additional Metro and bus providers, with a site visitors administration system for the afternoon and evenings to keep away from over-congestion on public transport or on the roads.
The Metropolis Council affords greater than 1,300 metropolis centre automotive parking areas, plus on/off avenue parking. Council-run St Mary’s and Sunniside Automotive Parks cost a flat fee of £2 to park all day on Sundays, and there are privately run automotive parks all inside snug strolling distance of the stadium. For the live performance, there’s additionally a ‘park and stroll’ system from Sunderland Enterprise Park with entry from fundamental street routes into the town.
The important thing drop-off and pick-up level for automotive passengers is Dame Dorothy Road’s west-bound carriageway. That is sign-posted for drivers getting into the town centre.
Sunderland BID additionally has a packed programme of out of doors exercise between 12 and 6 throughout the entire metropolis centre on Sunday together with circus performances and wandering musicians. It additionally Father’s Day and the BID is encouraging folks to come back in to the town centre to take pleasure in.
Sunderland Metropolis Council’s Cupboard Member for Vibrant Metropolis, Councillor Linda Williams mentioned: “Following the success of the Ed Sheeran concert events over the jubilee weekend, we’re actually trying ahead to welcoming music followers from throughout the town, the area and the nation for the Elton John live performance on the Stadium of Gentle this Sunday.
“Our metropolis centre has heaps to supply with outlets, cafes, bars and eating places all open, so folks might nicely need to arrive early, take pleasure in a while within the metropolis after which stroll over to the stadium.
“We would like everybody to take pleasure in themselves so our recommendation to concert-goers is plan your journey. Travelling by public transport can keep away from the stress of driving, however in case you are utilizing the automotive, please plan your route and keep in mind which you could’t park or decide up on the stadium as the encompassing roads shall be closed for the live performance.”
One of the best routes into the town for motorists are signposted with momentary site visitors indicators, with drivers suggested to modify off sat navs and observe the indicators. Highway maps for the concert events and reside updates are on the site visitors monitoring web site one.network
Automobiles travelling from the south are suggested to take the A1018 and A690 exits from the A19 and drop folks off within the metropolis centre or at Dame Dorothy Road, the principle drop-off and pick-up level, with the Stadium of Gentle a brief stroll away.
Due to the closure of Keir Hardie Manner, automobiles from the north and west are suggested to make use of Sunderland Enterprise Park – accessible by way of the A1231 Wessington Manner, that is the occasion’s fundamental Park and Stroll web site.
Public parking is just not obtainable within the stadium advanced because the roads instantly surrounding the Stadium of Gentle within the Sheepfolds space shall be closed. Due to this fact automobile decide up and drop offs instantly exterior the stadium will not be potential.
Drivers are reminded that residential streets within the neighborhood of the Stadium of Gentle are topic to Residents’ Parking Allow restrictions.