Materials ready for the Metro makeover

560 tonnes of new rail, 7,000 new sleepers and 20,000 tonnes of new track ballast is being stored ready for the modernisation work, which will see the Metro's longest line closure for more than 30 years.

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Tyne and Wear Metro closures

Part of the Tyne and Wear Metro will close for refurbishment for nearly a month - the longest disruption in its history.