Anyone Drive To Metro Centre, Gateshead Today?

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Found 22nd Dec 2008
I've never seen it so busy on the roads. Took me over an hour to drive a distance that would normally take about 3 minutes, with no exaggeration!

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Well its that time of year

Original Poster

but this was the worst it's EVER been in 22 years.

I'm steering clear of it, went there on Friday afternoon and that was bad enough.

Yeah ,see the problems the credit crunch cause's !

If it's only a 3 minute drive, why not walk?

Trickyjabs;3838016

If it's only a 3 minute drive, why not walk?



lol it's not really a place you can walk to.

Was going to go tomorrow but think I will give it a miss now!

bellabonkers;3837120

I'm steering clear of it, went there on Friday afternoon and that was bad … I'm steering clear of it, went there on Friday afternoon and that was bad enough.



Bu dum dum tsh :oops:

emasu;3838212

Bu dum dum tsh :oops:



lol wasn't meant as a joke

Original Poster

Trickyjabs;3838016

If it's only a 3 minute drive, why not walk?



It's not a 3 minute drive. It's 15-20 mins drive from my house. What i meant was when we got to the point of what would normally be 3 mins away, it took an hour.

Here's a pic. Red circle shows the metro centre, yellow line is the 3 min journey that took over an hour.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o28/hypnoticstate/mc111.jpg

hypnoticstate;3838328

It's not a 3 minute drive. It's 15-20 mins drive from my house. What i … It's not a 3 minute drive. It's 15-20 mins drive from my house. What i meant was when we got to the point of what would normally be 3 mins away, it took an hour.Here's a pic. Red circle shows the metro centre, yellow line is the 3 min journey that took over an hour.




A giant Balloon

Not been to Metro Centre for ages. It's just too big and I thought far too expensive, maybe that has changed in the 6 or so years since I last got on a bus to go there.

Banned

hypnoticstate;3838328

It's not a 3 minute drive. It's 15-20 mins drive from my house. What i … It's not a 3 minute drive. It's 15-20 mins drive from my house. What i meant was when we got to the point of what would normally be 3 mins away, it took an hour.Here's a pic. Red circle shows the metro centre, yellow line is the 3 min journey that took over an hour.



I know where you went wrong.
You started from the wrong place.

Bah half the stuff you ringed aint even metro-center :-D

IKEA?? / Toys'r'us / Matalan dont count

Original Poster

saveuk;3838803

Bah half the stuff you ringed aint even metro-center :-DIKEA?? / … Bah half the stuff you ringed aint even metro-center :-DIKEA?? / Toys'r'us / Matalan dont count



Yeh but the metro centre owns that ground and lease it out to those shops, which is all they do in the main building so it's still techincally part of the overall metro centre.

Is that the Dunstan route?

Original Poster

xcookx;3840647

Is that the Dunstan route?



dunno what its called. Just the quickest route if you're north bound on the A1 and parking at the green mall (M&S side). If you park at the other side of the metro centre, it's quicker to carry on further up the A1 i find.
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