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Six-day closure on Metro

Parts of the Tyne & Wear Metro will come to a standstill for almost a week as operator Nexus carries out repair work.

Services between South Gosforth and Regent Centre and South Gosforth and Benton, will be suspended from Sunday 28th October until Saturday 3rd November.

Replacement buses will operate between Regent Centre and Palmersville.

It means the busiest section of the Metro system will be closed when Newcastle United's are at home to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.