Northumbria Police, Newcastle United and Sunderland have all been working closely to ensure that everyone who attends the derby game on Sunday, October 21, has a safe and enjoyable experience.
To help us with this we ask that you cooperate with police and stewards on the day.
Recent derby games have passed without any significant problems and we look forward to a similar experience this weekend.
Below is some key information for on the day. It is important that you read it and are aware of some changes to match day - especially after full time.
Enjoy your day.
Operations Commander Chief Superintendent Steve Neill
Key information for supporters
There are two Metros traveling direct from Central Station to St Peter's on match day - leaving at 12:16 and 12:23. There is one train service from Central Station to St Peter's - 11:50am.
For the return journey - There are three Metros running direct from St Peter's to Central Station - they are at 16:44, 16:53 and 17:08. There is one train service from St Peter's to Newcastle - this leaves at 16:35
The club are running a return coach service. Contact them for more details (only those fans that have purchased a ticket and can produce it on the day will be allowed to board the coaches, especially at the end of the match).
The location of the away fans at the Stadium of Light has changed and you will now be seated in the upper tier of the North Stand.
Turnstiles will open at 11:30am and you will have access to the bars on levels one and three of the North Stand.
The level one bar will serve alcohol before kick off, at half time and after the match has ended.
The level three bar will serve ONLY soft drinks and snacks before kick off and at half time but WILL serve alcohol after full time.
AFTER FULL TIME WHISTLE
After the full time whistle we ask that you remain in the North Stand while we ensure there is a safe path back to the coaches and Metro trains.
You will have access to the bars and toilets on levels one and three while you are waiting.
If travelling back to Newcastle by Metro or train we need you to work with officers at St Peter's station. We will be splitting waiting fans into groups to get everyone onto the Metros safely. It is important you work with officers and listen to them on the day.
We will get everyone onto the Metros but we need your co-operation and patience.