Metro line closure

The Tyne and Wear Metro will be closed between Wallsend and Tynemouth for three weeks.

Extra Olympic Metro and bus services

Additional Metro and bus services will be operating when Olympic football matches are being played at St James' Park.

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Woman hit by metro remains in hospital

A woman hit by a Metro train remains in hospital.

The 44-year-old, who hasn't been formally identified, suffered serious injuries at Byker Metro Station in Newcastle at around 5.17 on Wednesday.

Police do not believe anyone else was involved.

A spokesman said enquiries are ongoing into the incident. Anyone with any information should call Northumbria Police on 101 extension 69191

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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.

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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.

Lost drugs on Metro

Police have issued a warning about lost drugs on the Metro in the North Tyneside area.

At just before 3.30pm on Friday, August 2, police received a report that prescription methadone - 30 tablets of 5ml methadone - were left on a train.

The methadone was in a black canvas shoulder bag along with a Samsung mobile phone. The owner had travelled between Chillingham Road in Newcastle and Wallsend in North Tyneside.

Police say anyone who finds the drugs should hand them in. Anyone with information should contact 101 extension 69191

Double-decker bus crashes into railway bridge

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Bus crashed under low bridge in North Tyneside Credit: Mike Adie

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.

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The bus was not in service when it crashed into the bridge Credit: Mike Adie

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.

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