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Man dies after being hit by Metro train

A man has died after being hit by a Metro train between Palmersville and Northumberland Park in Newcastle.

Police received a report of an incident on the line at 10.11am this morning, Wednesday October 7.

The service between Palmersville and Northumberland Park is currently suspended while passengers may experience delays on other parts if the Network.

'Police incident' affects Metro trains

There is a police incident affecting Metro lines between Palmersville and Northumberland Park.

At 10am on October 7, emergency services were called.

The Metro service between Palmersville and Northumberland Park is currently suspended.

Services on all other parts of the network is in use but passengers may experience delays.

People who have already purchased Metro tickets at the affected stations can use tickets on buses.


Police confirm 14-year-old girl died after being struck by train

British Transport Police has confirmed that a 14-year-old girl from Newcastle was killed when she was struck by a train in Gateshead on Sunday, September 20.

Her body was found on the railway line near Gateshead Stadium Metro Station at around 7pm on Sunday evening.

Emergency services attended the scene following reports of a person being hit by a train. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

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

Tyne and Wear Metro boasts rapidly rising passenger numbers

The Tyne and Wear Metro has the fastest growing passenger numbers in the country outside of London.

There were 38.1 million journeys on the Metro in the twelve months until the end of March 2015 - a 6.7% rise, according to the Department of Transport.

The figures were released in a Government report into the performance of England's light rail and tram systems.

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said the growth in passenger numbers was down to ticket prices being kept low and because of the improving economic climate.

The Metro's passenger growth was only bettered by the Docklands Light Railway in London.

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