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Travel: Monument Metro station closed due to fire alarm

Monument Metro station is currently been fully evacuated due to a fire alarm being activated just after 12:30pm today, April 17.

Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service have four fire engines dealing with the incident, which Nexus say was caused by 'light fixtures burning out'.

The station is currently closed, but trains are still running through Monument.

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Metro closed South Gosforth to Haymarket

Disruption on Tyne and Wear Metro. Credit: Nexus

The Tyne and Wear Metro will be closed this weekend on one of the busiest stretches for planned modernisation work.

The service will not run between South Gosforth and Haymarket today and tomorrow as well as next weekend.

A replacement bus service is running but Nexus, who runs the Metro, advise passengers to allow more time for journeys.

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