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The Olympic Torch will arrive in Newcastle at approximately 4.30pm on Friday 15 June and will be carried by 30 inspirational torch bearers on a 7.2m circuit of the city centre. The map outlines the torch route. Download the route map (pdf, 699Kb).
Great places to watch the relay include Northumberland Street, Old Eldon Square, Civic Centre, Times Square and Grey's Monument.
When the flame gets to the Quayside at about 7pm, it will be carried on to the Tyne Bridge. From there, a torchbearer will travel on a zip wire over the Tyne carrying the torch.
While the Torch winds its way through Newcastle, there will be a Celebration event on Newcastle's Quayside from 4.30pm, building up to welcoming the Torch on stage there around 7.20pm.
Access to the staged area at St Ann's Quay is limited to ticket holders which have been issued now however all of the Evening Celebration will be broadcast live on a huge screen at HMS Calliope on the Gateshead side of the river, facing over the river, so it can be viewed for free on the Newcastle Quayside, which will be pedestrianised on Friday afternoon. Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides will be the best place to view the torch being zip wired from the Tyne Bridge. At the end of Celebrations, the EURO 2012 Sweden v England game will be broadcast on the big screen on the Quayside.
For more information on the celebration event visit http://www.northeastfor2012games.com/newcastle-torch-celebration/newcast...
Read the amazing and inspirational stories from our Torchbearers who will be carrying the Olympic Flame through Newcastle http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=newcastle-u...
The Cultural Olympiad celebrates the 2012 Games through nationwide cultural projects. For more information visit http://www.northeastfor2012games.com/cultural-olympiad
The ballot is now closed and those successful will receive an email and be sent their wristbands over the following week.
If not, you can still enjoy the olympic torch relay for more information go to http://www.northeastfor2012games.com/
The torch is arriving during rush hour, and there will be temporary road closures including road restrictions on the Tyne Bridge, to make sure it gets through the city safely. Whilst every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum we would advise you to factor it in to your travel plans that evening. If you're coming into the city centre for the event, please use public transport.
If you do need to bring your car, there is car parking available across the city centre. Visit the Roadworks page for more information on road closures.
The nearest Metro stations are Manors or Monument, both only a 10 minute walk, or the Q2 Quayside bus will be running to the bottom of Dean Street – the quayside will be closed to traffic from 2pm.
The best way to get into the city and travel around is by using public transport, visit the Traveline website to plan your journey http://jplanner.travelinenortheast.info/
For Olympic Football tickets visit http://www.tickets.london2012.com/
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Page last updated: 24 July, 2012