Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

St James' Is Top of the Transport League Table

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

St James' Is Top of the Transport League Table

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GREAT transport means Newcastle's St James' Park ground is easier to get to than most in Britain, a report claims.

Door to Turnstile - Improving travel choices for football fans by Campaign for Better Transport applauded initiatives which have made it the easiest and cheapest to get to in the Premier League.

Sian Berry from Campaign for Better Transport and co-author of the research, said: "Newcastle United are definitely transport champions. The club and the local authority deserve credit for helping make St James' Park as easy possible to get to while tackling congestion and saving fans money. There's much for other clubs to learn from."

Researchers commended initiatives such as the Magpie Mover which gives season ticket holders season-long match day public transport for PS10.

A similar initiative for Sunderland fans was also highlighted in the report, but a less co-ordinated approach meant the Black Cats were ranked mid-table by researchers. …

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