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16th September 2009

Travel Information for England v Australia this Sunday

In a bid to assist supporters with their travel plans Durham CCC has outlined travel options in a downloadable leaflet which includes information on:

Shuttle buses, priced at £2 per single journey, will run from Durham train station to Riverside between 7.30-11.45am and will resume 30 minutes prior to the close of play for the return journey. 

Park and Ride is accessible from junction 64 of the A1(M) at Lambton Estates (DH3 4PQ) priced at £2 per car.  The Park and Ride will run from 7.30-10.30am and will resume 30 minutes prior to the close of play for the return journey.

Chester-le-Street Civic Centre will operate as a Park & Stride site on the day (Newcastle road, Chester le Street DH3 3UT). Parking at the site will be £4.00 per car payable on the day. The Civic Centre is approximately a 20 minute walk from the ground.

Pre-paid permits are priced at £6 per car and can be purchased from the Box Office on 0844 499 4466 until 5.00pm on Thursday 17 September.  A limited number of permits will be available to purchase, priced at £10 per car, on a first come, first served, basis at Riverside on Sunday 20 September.

Please click the link for the travel options for this fixture 

Please remember to leave plenty of time for your journey, especially as the Great North Run takes place on the same day and starts at a similar time to the game.  

In accordance with ICC regulations all spectators will be searched prior to admission to the ground. 

Durham County Cricket Club Chief Executive, David Harker, said, “With a capacity crowd of 18,000 attending Sunday’s match we want to stress to spectators the importance of leaving plenty of time for their journey to the ground.  Gates open at 8.00am so we’re encouraging fans to get here early and enjoy the atmosphere at Riverside ahead of the game starting at 10.15am.”

The NatWest Series One Day International between England and Australia at Riverside is part of North East England’s world-class programme of festivals and events developed by culture10.

Culture10 is an annual curated programme of exceptional cultural events and festivals across NewcastleGateshead and North East England. Established in 2004, it is managed by the culture10 team, working in partnership with NewcastleGateshead Initiative, and is funded by Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council, One North East, Northern Rock Foundation and Arts Council England, North East. For further details see