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Tyne and Wear Metro struggles to keep up with high demand from Great North Run

Credit: Nexus

High numbers of metro passengers as a result of the Great North Run is causing delays on the Metro lines.

Nexus which runs the service is urging travellers to remain patient.

Metro back on between South Gosforth and Shiremoor

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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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Severe delays on the Tyne and Wear Metro

There are currently no Metro trains between Monument and Brockley Whins Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

There are currently no Metro trains running from Monument to Brockley Whins due to overhead power line issues.

There are no trains running between Monument & Brockley Whins and Monument & Jarrow in both directions until further notice . This is due to a problem with the power supply. Go North East are accepting Metro tickets in the affected area. Bus services 27, 56 and X10. We will update you as soon as we have more information.

– Nexus
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