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Major Metro closures start on North Tyneside

The Tyne and Wear Metro Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

There are major line closures on North Tyneside as track replacement work takes place - starting today (23rd July)

It'll mean the lines between Benton and Monkseaton will be closed for 15 days until the 6th of August (Saturday)

Stations including Tynemouth, Cullercoats and Whitley Bay will stay open this time, after work was completed there earlier in the year.

There will be a frequent replacement bus service in operation during the closure for all passengers who would otherwise use the Metro between Benton and Monkseaton.

Find out more about the closures here

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Major Metro line closures start next month

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

There are to be major line closures on North Tyneside as track replacement work takes place.

It'll mean the lines between Benton and Monkseaton will be closed for 15 days from the 23rd July (Saturday) to the 6th of August (Saturday)

Stations including Tynemouth, Cullercoats and Whitley Bay will stay open this time, after work was completed there earlier in the year.

There will be a frequent replacement bus service in operation during the closure for all passengers who would otherwise use the Metro between Benton and Monkseaton.

Find out more about the closures here

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Man threatened with a knife at Tyneside metro station

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was threatened with a knife on North Tyneside.

It happened at Hadrian Road Metro Station at 9.15pm on Saturday, May 7th - but details have just been released.

A 47-year-old man was on platform one, at the station, when he was approached by two men - one threatened him with a knife.

They stole his wallet and mobile phone from his coat and then slashed the coat, damaging it and throwing it away, before leaving on a Metro train travelling towards Wallsend.

The offenders are described as:

  • One male aged approximately 17 -years, small build, with white blonde hair
  • Second male aged approximately 20-years, with a larger build.

Two arrested following 'paedo' Metro protest

Two men have been arrested after launching a shirtless protest against paedophiles on a Tyne and Wear Metro bridge.

Brandishing a banner reading 'HANG ALL PEODO'S' (SIC) the pair stood on Newcastle's metro line in the Byker area causing chaos for commuters as all services between Manors and Chillingham Road were suspended.

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Northumbria Police sent a mediator to the bridge. Both men have now come down from the bridge and been arrested.

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