Newcastle Plan To Build Slides Outside St James’ Park To Help Ease Matchday Congestion

Chris Wright

26th, February 2013


By Chris Wright

In a bid to move crowds out of the area more efficiently on matchdays, a Newcastle-based business NE1 are exploring the possibility of building two slides outside Newcastle’s St James’ Park stadium at the side of the stairs which currently lead down to the car park and the Metro station.

The Overvecht railway station in Utrecht, Holland already utilises one such slide. Here it is in all it’s glory .

The slides, or “travel accelerators” as NE1 would have it, would be built in tandem with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and would be designed in order to “inject some fun” into Newcastle

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