A stretch of the Tyne and Wear Metro route, which carried 30,000 passengers a day, is to close for nearly a month for refurbishment work - the longest closure in its history.
Stations between Haymarket, Newcastle Airport and Four Lane Ends will be closed for 27 days from Sunday 4th August.
Fifty buses will be laid on instead, but it does mean journeys will take longer and the timetable will change, even for stations not affected by the refurbishment.
More top news
Some Muslims living in our region say the 7/7 atrocities caused some to be demonised.
The woman who is for many the face of North East news, Tyne Tees presenter Pam Royle, has been honoured by the University of Sunderland.
The funeral of three-week-old baby, Reggie Young, who was killed by his family dog has taken place at Sunderland Minster.