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Spice Girls at the Stadium of Light – your handy travel guide

News   •   May 01, 2019 14:17 BST

The Spice Girls arrive at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on Thursday 6 June and getting there couldn't be easier with us. 

  • Special X56 service running non-stop between Newcastle Central Station and the Stadium of Light.
  • Frequent services from across the region to the Stadium of Light and extra buses after the concert to get you home.

You can even save money with our Spice Girls DaySaver Ticket which gives you unlimited travel on all Go North East buses on the day of the concert for only £6. Our Spice Girls DaySaver is only available on the Go North East app.


X56

Travelling to the Stadium of Light from Newcastle couldn’t be easier with X56 – leaving from Bewick Street, opposite Newcastle Central Station and running non-stop to the Stadium of Light. Buses leave Newcastle at 3pm, 3.30pm, 4pm and then every 20 minutes (at 00, 20 and 40 mins past the hour) until 6.40pm to whisk you to the show. Our buses will leave from the Wheatsheaf, close to the Stadium of Light for your journey home.

A single fare on the X56 is £4, with a return costing only £5 or you can buy our Spice Girls DaySaver for £6 on the Go North East app, which will cover you on all Go North East buses.

Go North East adult and student tickets can be used on this service, but concessionary passes and Network One tickets won't be valid.


Getting there

All our buses will run on their usual routes before the concert and will continue to stop on Kier Hardie Way or at the Wheatsheaf in Sunderland. Our 9, 20, 35A and 56 buses all stop on Kier Hardie Way or at the Wheatsheaf, which are only a short walk from the entry areas to the Stadium of Light.

Our 2, 2A, 38C, 39, 60, 78 and 78A buses all stop in Sunderland City Centre, where you can change onto a bus serving the Stadium of Light or walk across the Monkwearmouth Bridge.


Getting home

We’ll be running extra buses after the concert to get you home in comfort and safety – here's your list of bus routes, times and where to catch your bus from.

Route Travelling to Where to catch your bus
X56 Newcastle Central Station non-stop Buses will leave from the North Bridge Street stop (close to the Stadium of Light).
2 Grangetown, Hollycarrside, Tunstall Village & Silksworth Buses will leave from opposite Sunderland Winter Gardens at 10.44pm, 11.14pm and 11.44pm.
2 Hastings Hill, Penshaw, Shiney Row & Washington Buses will leave from Sunderland Winter Gardens at 10.25pm and 11.25pm.
9 East Boldon, Jarrow & Hebburn Buses will leave from North Bridge Street (close to the Stadium of Light) at 10.15pm and 10.45pm for all stops to Hebburn and 11.15pm for all stops to Jarrow.
9 Ryhope, New Seaham & Murton Buses will leave from the Wheatsheaf at 10.04pm and 11.04pm.
20 East Herrington, Houghton-le-Spring, The Raintons & Durham Extra buses will leave from the Wheatsheaf stop, close to the Stadium of Light, with a bus also for all stops to Durham.
20 Cleadon, Harton Nook & South Shields Buses will leave from North Bridge Street (close to the Stadium of Light) at 10.07pm, 10.37pm and 11.07pm for all stops to South Shields.
35A Castletown, Boldon Asda, Heworth Buses will leave from North Bridge Street (close to the Stadium of Light) at 10.21pm and 10.51pm for all stops to Heworth and at 11.21pm for all stops to Boldon Cineworld.
35A Silksworth, Newbottle, Houghton-le-Spring, Hetton-le-Hole & Low Moorsley Buses will leave from the Wheatsheaf stop (close to the Stadium of Light) at 10.16pm and 10.46pm for all stops to Low Moorsley and 11.16pm for all stops to Houghton-le-Spring.
39 Chester Road, The Broadway & Pennywell Shops Buses will leave from outside Sunderland Winter Gardens at 10.45pm and 11.15pm.
39 Ryhope, Tunstall Village, Doxford Park Shops & Moorside Buses will leave from opposite Sunderland Winter Gardens at 10.24pm, 10.54pm and 11.24pm.
56 North Hylton Road, Concord, Wrekenton, Gateshead & Newcastle Extra buses will leave from the North Bridge Street stop, close to the Stadium of Light.
60 Ryhope & Seaham Parkside Buses will leave Park Lane Interchange at 10.27pm, 10.57pm and 11.27pm for all stops to Seaham Parkside.
78/78A Shiney Row, Great Lumley, Chester-le-Street & Stanley Buses will leave Park Lane Interchange at 10.10pm for all stops to Consett and 11.10pm for all stops to Chester-le-Street.


Saving you money

Travelling on the bus is great value, with all day travel in Sunderland starting at just £3.50 for a Sunderland DaySaver. You can also save with our Spice Girls DaySaver which gives you access all areas to Go North East buses on Thursday 6 June for only £6 per person. Our Spice Girls DaySaver is now available on the Go North East app.

Young people can save too with our tickets for young people and students – travel all day for only £4, and if you're 18 or under you can travel for just £1 per journey on all Go North East buses.