Tyne & Wear Metro reopens

The Tyne and Wear Metro has reopened after month-long closures. The service was disrupted by signal faults on Saturday but those were repaired.

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Newly-upgraded Metro closed because of signal faults

A spokesman has confirmed that the Tyne and Wear Metro line between Haymarket, Regent Centre and Four Lane Ends did not reopen as planned this morning because of signal faults detected by tests overnight.

The rest of the line is running normally, including between Regent Centre and Newcastle Airport. The spokesman said there was no problem with the upgraded track. The issues should be resolved soon.

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Travel: upgraded Tyne and Wear Metro line closed

A stretch of the Tyne and Wear Metro, which was due to reopen this morning after a month-long closure, has closed due to "unforeseen circumstances".

There are no trains running between Haymarket, Regent Centre and Four Lane Ends.

The Metro line between Haymarket, Regent Centre and Four Lane Ends is closed Credit: Tyne and Wear Metro

The track and drainage has been upgraded over the summer and trains were due to begin from 0530 this morning. A bus replacement service is now running instead.

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