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Video of Robson Green as Metro driver resurfaces after 20 years

A video of North East actor Robson Green promoting the Tyne and Wear Metro has been rediscovered after more than 20 years.

The educational video from 1985 featured the Geordie actor before he was famous. It was made to deter anti-social behaviour on the Metro network.

A few years after it was made, the one and only copy of the footage was lost, but, 30 years after it was made, has reappeared online.

See Robson Green play the role of a Metro driver in the video below, from 1:05.


TRAVEL: All Metro services suspended between Bede and South Shields

Metro services are delayed at stations across the network Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Metro services on South Tyneside are disrupted due to a trespass incident

All Metro services have been suspended between Bede and South Shields.

Passengers are being off-loaded from trains onto platforms at Pelaw.

Stations across the network are incredibly busy due to the Great North Run and Sunderland v Spurs at the Stadium of Light, with major delays expected to continue throughout the afternoon.

Passengers are being asked to get off the stationary trains due to the heat Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees


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.

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