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Extra Metro services for Christmas

There will be more Metro services over Christmas Credit: PA

The Tyne and Wear Metro will be running additional services during the busy festive season.

Extra Metro trains are scheduled to help shoppers, families and partygoers as they descend on the region’s shopping centres and nightspots throughout December.

The additional Christmas Metro services will be in operation from Thursday 8 December until Friday 23 December.

Christmas and New Year is a busy time for everyone as they do last minute shopping and enjoy nights out with friends and family, which is why we are putting these extra train services on.

Travelling by Metro is a quick and convenient way to travel during this hectic time of year and we hope the extra Metro services will help make life easier for our passengers and allow them to make the most of the festive season.”

– Paul Walker, Customer Service Director at DB Region Tyne and Wear
The Tyne and Wear Metro will be running additional services during the busy festive season. Credit: PA

Service operating times:

  • 24th December - Saturday service hours until 6.30pm
  • 26th December - 8am and about 10.30pm
  • 27th December - 8am and about 10.30pm
  • 2nd January - 8am and about 10.30pm

No trains will be in operation on Christmas Day and on New Year’s Day.

Please note that the times vary depending on the train destination, customers should check before travelling.

Trains will also run to a Saturday timetable on New Year’s Eve until approximately 10pm then at a half hourly frequency until the end of service.

There will be additional trains running to accommodate extra travellers expected around the New Year’s Eve Parade at Haymarket in Newcastle.

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Christmas Coca-Cola truck arrives in the North East

Christmas Coca Cola Truck Credit: PA

Coca-Cola's Christmas truck has touched down in the north east which can only mean one thing...The holidays are coming!

The Coca Cola Christmas truck arrived at Tesco, Kingston Park which marks the vehicles sixth year in the region. The truck will be touring the north east as part of its 44 location visit across the UK.

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Nov 23 2016

1PM - 9 PM

Tesco Newcastle Upon Tyne, Brunton Lane, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 2FP

Nov 24 2016

1PM - 9PM

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Kielder Winter Wonderland shut due to flooding

Publicity photo for Kielder Winter Wonderland. Credit: Kielder Winter Wonderland

Kielder Winter Wonderland has been shut due to flooding of the surrounding area. The road between Bellingham and Kielder was judged impassable leaving access to the site limited.

Today would have been the last day the site was open. Organisers say they have emailed and texted those due to attend and are contacting customers about refunds.

At around 6am we became aware that the rainfall was very heavy. Between 6 and 7am the water river rose by around a metre.

Its our last day so we are hugely disappointed but health and safety is our priority."

– David Hall, Northumbrian Water Limited
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