Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Safety First for New Plan

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Safety First for New Plan

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NEWCASTLE United fans will be able to walk on traffic-free roads outside St James' Park on matchdays after plans to block vehicles were revealed.

Several roads outside St James' Park will be closed off to motorists before and after home games, when the bulk of 52,000 fans enter and leave the stadium.

After calls from fans and in the wake of terror attacks, temporary barriers will be put up to stop vehicles heading into busy areas.

Here's all you need to know: What will happen on match days? Following terror attacks in recent years, roads around the stadium will be closed to traffic on match days to protect fans.

Temporary barriers will be put up on roads around St James' Park before and after matches, stopping vehicles from driving into crowds of supporters.

Which roads will be closed? Strawberry Lane and Leazes Terrace will be pedestrian-only for one hour before kick-off, and until 20 minutes after the final whistle.

The whole of Strawberry Place will be closed for around 20 minutes either side of games. There will be similar road closures around St James' Metro Station and the nearby car parks. …

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