East Coast will be running additional early morning services to help those travelling to Tyneside for the Bupa Great North Run on Sunday 16 September. The train operator will run two extra train services from stations in Yorkshire and County Durham for participants and spectators to make their way to Newcastle for the event – the world’s biggest half marathon, with 55,000 runners expected to take part.
An extra train service will depart from Darlington at 07.25, calling at Durham and arriving into Newcastle at 08.07.
For those travelling from Yorkshire, an additional service will run from Leeds at 05.55 and call at Wakefield, Doncaster, York, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham, arriving into Newcastle at 08.12.
East Coast Commercial and Customer Service Director Peter Williams said: “East Coast is proud to support the Great North Run once again, which is such an iconic and popular event in the North East, and throughout the country. Tickets for the additional train services are available from www.eastcoast.co.uk, or our new mobile website m.eastcoast.co.uk, and we wish all those taking part the very best of luck.”
David Hart, Communications Director of Nova, the organisers of the Bupa Great North Run, said: “ We are delighted that East Coast have continued their support and are going to help bring people into Newcastle on the morning of the event and we are certain that the services will again be well used by both runners and spectators.”
Tickets are now on sale for the additional train services.