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Metro back on between South Gosforth and Shiremoor

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Metro services have resumed between South Gosforth and Shiremoor following a 34 day closure while a £20m programme of modernisation work was carried out.

A road improvement scheme by Newcastle City Council, which will see Killingworth Road widened towards the Haddricks Mill roundabouts is still ongoing.

It'll be closed until Spring 2018.

“I am pleased to confirm that the Metro line between South Gosforth and Shiremoor is back open to Metro services on the target date that we set.

“We have packed an enormous amount of work into the last 34 days, replacing six kilometres of track and installing an entirely new Metro bridge at Killingworth Road.

“This has been the most intensive summer of investment in Metro’s history. The work will ensure we have a Metro system for many decades to come.

– Director of Rail and Infrastructure at Nexus, Raymond Johnstone

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Missing North Tyneside man

Missing Steven Patterson. Credit: ITV New Tyne Tees
Missing Steven Patterson. Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 50-year-old North Tyneside man.

Steven Patterson from Waterville Road in North Shields was last seen on Wednesday, July 19, at his home address.

He is described as white, 5 feet 8" tall, slim build, with receding grey/ black hair. He was last seen wearing a blue or black tracksuit top, black Adidas tracksuits bottoms and blue and white trainers.

Police and his family are concerned for his welfare and officers are carrying out enquiries to locate Mr Patterson.

Officers are appealing for Steven to make contact with them, or anyone who recognises him to call police straightaway.

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