Nexus: "Closing a Metro line for 27 days is a difficult decision"

The Major Line Closure will see six kilometres of track replaced between Jesmond and South Gosforth, a section of line that has 30,000 passenger journeys each day, 450 train movements and a service every three minutes.

"Closing a Metro line for 27 days is a difficult decision but it is vital so that we can replace a key section of track in as short a time as possible. It will mean we can deliver a high quality Metro service for the next 50 years. I am sorry for any inconvenience caused by the work."**

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– Director General of Nexus, Bernard Garner

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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.