Buses to operate during Metro line closure

Tynemouth Metro Station
Picture Jane Coltman
Tynemouth Metro Station Picture Jane Coltman

A high frequency replacement bus service will be in operation during the forthcoming Metro line closure.

Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is closing the line between Tynemouth and Shiremoor for 15 days from Saturday, March 19, to Saturday, April 2, to allow for a major programme of track replacement work.

The replacement bus services, 900, will operate between Tynemouth and Shiremoor, calling at or near all of the Metro stations on the affected route.

During the morning and evening peak travel periods, Monday to Friday, the buses will run to a six minute frequency, and every 12 minutes at most other times.

Huw Lewis, head of customer services at Nexus, said: “Our customers can be assured that they will be provided with a high frequency replacement bus service when we close the line between Tynemouth and Shiremoor.”

“There will be a bus every six minutes in the peak travel periods in the mornings and evenings.

“While the buses will not be quick as Metro they will allow our customers to connect with a Metro service within just two or three stops.”

Metro tickets and passes will be accepted on the buses and passengers will also be able to buy tickets on board.

Further information about the buses can be found at www.nexus.org.uk/metro/modernisation or by calling Nexus on 0191 202 0747.

Information and updates will also be on the My Metro Twitter page @My­­_Metro and the Tyne and Wear Metro Facebook page.