Rachel Bishop
By Rachel Bishop

Senior Staff Writer

20 December 2019

| | 2 min read

Transport

Planning for New Year’s Eve

If you’re heading into the city centre this New Year’s Eve to enjoy the firework displays, a bit of planning will mean your evening will be a lot more enjoyable.

Planning for New Year's Eve
Planning for New Year's Eve

Newcastle’s New Year’s Eve family fireworks will be taking place outside the Civic Centre from 6pm, with Metro Radio entertaining the crowds from 5pm. And at midnight there will be a display on the Quayside to see in the New Year against the magnificent backdrop of our iconic bridges.

We anticipate that the city centre will be very busy from early evening, so it is advisable that people use public transport and double-check the time of their last bus or Metro home - these may be earlier than usual. Blackett Street will be open to buses again from Saturday 28 December, so please take care when crossing this road.

To plan your journey visit Nexus’ website - www.nexus.org.uk/christmas-and-new-year-2019

There will be a series of road closures in place throughout the day and into the night to allow for the displays to be set up and take place safely.

Roads will be closed from 4pm until about 9pm around the Civic Centre. Parts of Sandyford Road, College Street, Percy Street and John Dobson Street will be closed along with the whole of Barras Bridge and St Mary’s Place.

The Quayside will close between the Tyne Bridge and Milk Market between 11.45pm and 12.15am.

A full list of closures can be found on the council’s website.

Cllr Arlene Ainsley, cabinet member for transport and air quality at Newcastle City Council said: “News Year’s Eve promises to be a great evening in Newcastle, and we want everyone to enjoy it and get home safely.

“So, we’re asking that everyone plans their journey in advance of coming into the city centre, ideally by using public transport, and be clear how they are getting home.

“The firework displays in the city centre are always spectacular and I hope everyone enjoys them and has a very happy New Year.”

Below are the road closures around the Civic Centre on Tuesday 31 December.

 

Road closures
Road From To Start Finish
Northumberland Road Northumberland Street John Dobson Street 16:00 21:00
Barras Bridge Claremont Road St Mary's Place 16:00 21:00
St Mary's Place Barras Bridge John Dobson Street 16:00 21:00
Percy Street St Thomas Street Barras Bridge 16:00 21:00
John Dobson Street St Mary's Place North St East 16:00 21:00
Vine Lane Northumberland Street John Dobson Street 16:00 21:00
Ridley Place Northumberland Street John Dobson Street 16:00 21:00
Northumberland Street St Mary's Place Blackett Street 16:00 21:00
St Mary's Place Sandyford Road John Dobson Street 16:00 21:00
Sandyford Road St Mary's Place Civic Centre roundabout 16:00 21:00
Hancock Street Sandyford Road Barras Bridge 16:00 21:00
College Street Northumberland Road St Mary's Place 16:00 21:00

 

News Year’s Eve promises to be a great evening in Newcastle, and we want everyone to enjoy it and get home safely.

So, we’re asking that everyone plans their journey in advance of coming into the city centre, ideally by using public transport, and be clear how they are getting home.

Cllr Arlene Ainsley

cabinet member for transport and air quality