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.

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Metro closure: how the plans affect you

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.

Extra buses will run to all the closed stations (highlighted in pink), with an express bus between Haymarket and the airport Credit: Nexus

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.


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."**


– Director General of Nexus, Bernard Garner

Bus services to replace Metro lines

The bus service 900 will run between Haymarket and Four Lane Ends and service 901 will run between Haymarket and Airport calling at all Metro stations on the route. Local bus routes will not be accepting Metro tickets so passengers need to use the replacement bus services that are being provided.

There will be extra trains between Four Lane Ends and St James via Whitley Bay to provide people living in North Tyneside with an alternative route to Newcastle city centre. Trains will also run to/from Longbenton during peak service.


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