Metro services disrupted this weekend

THERE will be more disruption to metro services this weekend as modernisation work continues.

Metro services will be suspended between Wallsend and Tynemouth on Saturday August 13th and14th.

A replacement bus service, 900, will be in operation during the line closure and will call at or near all Metro stations between Wallsend and Tynemouth.

During the work Howdon, Meadow Well and North Shields stations will be closed.

Passengers in the affected areas are advised to allow extra time for their journey and to buy their Metro ticket on the bus replacement service.

The line closure is part of the Nexus £385m Metro: all change modernisation programme and will allow track and technology to be replaced safely by engineers.

Ken Mackay, Director of Rail and Infrastructure for Nexus said: “This work is vital for Metro’s future. Closing lines for short periods of allows us to work safely with the minimum inconvenience to passengers.”

Richard McClean, Managing Director of Metro Operator DB Regio, said: “We shall be providing a frequent and reliable bus service so that passengers can still get where they need to do with as little delay as possible.”

For further information passengers should contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or go to