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Haymarket Metro station reopens after short closure

Haymarket Metro station was briefly closed this afternoon. Credit: PA

Haymarket Metro station has been reopened this afternoon after a short closure.

The city centre station was closed at 12.50pm this afternoon (Thursday 4th December) for around 15 minutes after a problem with the power supply.

Passengers were not allowed to enter or exit the station during the closure but trains were still able to pass through.

Metro train evacuated after fire

A Metro was evacuated this morning (October 24) after a train fire.

The fire service were called at around 7:40am after reports of the fire on the carriages between Howdon and Hadrian Road.

Evacuation at Hadrian Road station. Credit: @RavistaRonzio

Commuters were forced to wait outside Hadrian Road for another train.

Commuters faced delays to journeys after being evacuated. Credit: @RavistaRonzio

One commuter who was on board said that they were "forced to evacuate" after the back carriage "set alight and filled with smoke!"

The fire started between Hadrian Road and Howden around 7:30am. Credit: @RavistaRonzio

Metro services were suspended between North Shields and St James - they were then reinstated between Wallsend and St James.

Trains are now running.


Man dies after falling off ladder in Newcastle

A man has died after falling off a ladder at Nexus Rail headquarters in Gosforth.

Metro services between Regent Centre and South Gosforth have been stopped because the incident, at around 2pm, happened close to the tracks.

The man has not yet been named.

Northumbria Police say inquiries are on-going and the Office of Rail Regulation has been told.

Metro lost property goes under the hammer

Metro to hold a lost property auction Credit: PA

Thousands of items which have been left on the Metro over the years are to be sold at auction, with the proceeds going to charity.

The Metro Lost Property Auction will take place at Park Lane Interchange in Sunderland on Thursday (June 19).

There are over 4,000 items including a pair of boxing gloves, a pogo stick and a set of bunk bed ladders.

The proceeds are being donated to Age UK Sunderland, Action on Dementia Sunderland and NSPCC Childline Sunderland.

Director General of Nexus, Bernard Garner, said: “It’s been five years since the last Metro lost property auction took place so we’ve got a real treasure trove of lost property.

“It really is amazing what passengers lose on the Metro, from the mundane everyday times, to the more weird and wonderful.

"All proceeds from the auction will be donated to charity, like in previous years.”

Woman has iPhone stolen on Metro

British Transport Police are keen to talk to this man. Credit: British Transport Police
The stolen bag had the victim's iPhone inside. Credit: British Transport Police

The police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to about the theft of a bag from a Metro at South Hylton. It happened shortly after 11.50am on Wednesday 23 April.

The victim, a 49-year-old woman from Gateshead, had been travelling on the Metro. She alighted the train at Park Lane station and left her canvas shopping bag on the train. It had an iPhone 4 and other personal items inside.

PC Nick Cannon said: “Officers have since carried out a number of enquiries and have managed to isolate images of a man they would like to speak to about the incident… I believe the man captured on CCTV has key information about the theft and I urge anyone who recognises him to give us a call.”

Members of the public can contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.

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