The north east’s gas distributor has offered a glimpse inside its operation.
Northern Gas Networks held a series of open days for stakeholders and the community at three of its depots – Burradon, Hendon and Cannon Park.
About 50 people took the chance to look around the premises and find out more about the innovative work repairing and replacing gas pipes, as well as life-saving gas detection technology and the Core and Vac system that reduces the time taken to find a gas leak and make a repair from days to hours.
Some 60 staff were involved in the sessions.
North Tyne customer operations area manager Nigel Chambers said: “We were delighted to see so many people turn up to our first depot day.”