Two of the busiest stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro system have been fitted with life-saving defibrillators.
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, has funded the installation of defibrillators at Haymarket and Monument Metro stations in the centre of Newcastle.
The devices, known as defibs, are there for people to use if someone suffers a cardiac arrest. Defibrillators deliver an electric shock to the chest to restore a person’s heart to a normal rhythm.
Monument and Haymarket were chosen as locations as these stations see the highest volume of Metro passengers on a daily basis.
Monument sees 10 million passengers a year, while Haymarket gets 6.5 million passengers per year.
Metro customer service staff have been provided with briefings on how to use the defibrillators.