Metro train and car crash at Callerton Parkway level crossing

Callerton Lane was closed following a collision between a Metro train and car at the level crossing. Credit: NE TRAFFIC LIVE/TWITTER

Metro services have resumed following a collision between a train and a car.

No-one was seriously injured in the incident in Newcastle on Thursday morning.

Emergency services were called to Callerton Parkway level crossing, near Newcastle Airport, following a collision involving a car and Metro train.

Northumbria Police said the crash happened in Callerton Lane at about 7:30am on Thursday 13 April.

The Tyne and Wear Metro said services had been suspended between Newcastle Airport and Kingston Park but they have now resumed.

Callerton Lane, which was closed, has also reopened.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At 7.30am today (Thursday) we received a report of a collision involving a Metro train and a car on a level crossing on Callerton Lane, Newcastle.

“Emergency services attended the scene. Thankfully nobody is believed to be seriously injured.”

Earlier today, a Nexus spokesperson said: “A vehicle was involved in a collision with a Metro train at the Callerton Parkway level crossing around 7:30am this morning, Thursday 13 April. 

“Nobody has been injured. We are in the process of recovering the car from the track and inspecting the crossing and also the train. 

“Services are suspended between Airport and Kingston Park due to this incident while emergency services attended the scene. We will resume running trains in the affected areas as soon as we can. Local buses are accepting Meto tickets in the affected area. 

“All the latest information is on our twitter page @My_Metro”   

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