Metro suspensions this weekend

REFURBISHMENT on the Tyne & Wear Metro will continue this weekend, and services will be suspended between Byker and Tynemouth.

A bus replacement service 900 will be in operation between Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19 and will call at or close to all stations from Byker to Tynemouth. Customers are advised to buy their Metro ticket on the bus replacement service.

The suspension and station closure is part of the £385m Metro: all change programme which will see Nexus, which owns and manages Metro, modernise stations, trains and infrastructure over the next 11 years.

Managing Director of Metro Operator DB Regio Tyne and Wear, Richard McClean, said: “This work is a vital part of the Metro: all change modernisation programme. Inconvenience to passengers will be kept to a minimum as essential engineering work is carried out on the network.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by this vital modernisation work during this weekend. Normal service will resume on Monday 20th June at the start of service.”