The Tyne and Wear Metro will be closed between Wallsend and Tynemouth for three weeks.
Additional Metro and bus services will be operating when Olympic football matches are being played at St James' Park.
Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal has been in Tynemouth today to offically open the Metro station.
A double-decker bus has had its roof ripped off after crashing into a railway bridge in Newcastle.
The Go North East bus collided with the Percy Main Metro bridge on Station Road, North Tyneside, just moments after the last train had crossed on Thursday night.
The out-of-service bus was making it's way back to the depot and was not taking its usual route.
The driver was not injured and there were no passengers on board.
A Metro spokesman confirmed there was no damage or disruption to the Metro system.
The airline Emirates is to sponsor the Tyne and Wear's Metro system.
They have signed a year-long deal, saying they see the North East as a major UK hub.
RMT representative Micky Thompson says there is vulnerable workforce who deserve a living wage.
A seven day strike by cleaners on the Tyne and Wear Metro is due to start on Friday night.
They're in dispute with their employer, Churchill, who provide cleaning services onboard trains.
Churchill says it is disappointed with the industrial action.
The RMT union says it's pushing for improved pay.
Police were called to Heworth Metro Station in Gateshead on Wednesday afternoon to reports of a man with a knife.
Northumbria Police have this evening released a statement saying that two women received hand injuries and a man has been arrested on suspicion of affray.
He is currently in custody.
The RMT Union has confirmed that cleaners on the East Coast Mainline and the Tyne & Wear Metro are striking for 48 hours.
The cleaners are in dispute with their contractors over their pay and conditions.
British Transport Police have released pictures of a man that they would like to speak to in relation to an incident where a teenage girl had her phone stolen on the Metro.
The 17-year-old girl had her phone snatched from her when she was travelling on the Metro on Monday October 22nd as the train approached Pallion station.
Police had previously appealed for information about the incident earlier this week.
PC Mark Bradwell, of BTP’s Metro Unit said:
“I would encourage anyone who knows the man in the pictures, or his whereabouts, to get in touch."
Maintenance work is continuing on the Tyne and Wear Metro, which will be affected by closures through until Saturday.
Major line closures on the Tyne & Wear Metro are particularly affecting the sections between South Gosforth and Regent Centre, and South Gosforth and Benton.
Replacement bus services are in operation.
There are major line closures on the Tyne & Wear Metro due to maintenance work.
The sections between South Gosforth and Regent Centre, and South Gosforth and Benton are affected until Saturday. Replacement buses will be in operation.
Safety cameras have been installed at two level crossings at Metro stations on Tyneside to catch drivers risking their lives by going through red lights.