Modernisation

Nexus is investing £350m in new track and technology, better stations and refurbished trains right across the system. The work is essential to make sure Metro keeps serving Tyne and Wear for decades to come.

Watch this space for latest updates, news and pictures.

February 2017

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No trains South Gosforth - Heworth until about 6pm
No trains South Gosforth - Heworth until about 6pm

On Sunday 5 February no trains will run between South Gosforth and Heworth in either direction until about 6pm, to allow for maintenance work.  During the work a replacement bus service number 900 will call at or close to all station between Regent Centre and Heworth.  Your journey will take longer so please leave extra travelling time.

 
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No trains between St James and Wallsend
No trains between St James and Wallsend

On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February no trains will run in either direction between St James and Wallsend all day, to allow for modernisation work.  A replacement bus service the number 900 will be running in the affected area.  Your journey will take longer, please leave extra time for travel. 

 
 
Central Station staircase and escalator temporary closure
Central Station staircase and escalator temporary closure

The escalator and stairs between Metro and the main rail station will be closed from 8pm each evening until the following morning Sunday to Thursday for one week, starting Sunday 12 February.  During the closure please use the Neville Street staircase.  The lift to the main rail station will remain in service.  We're sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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Central Station staircase and escalator temporary closure
Central Station staircase and escalator temporary closure

The escalator and stairs between Metro and the main rail station will be closed from 8pm each evening until the following morning Sunday to Thursday for one week, starting Sunday 12 February.  During the closure please use the Neville Street staircase.  The lift to the main rail station will remain in service.  We're sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 
No trains between St James and Wallsend
No trains between St James and Wallsend

On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February no trains will run in either direction between St James and Wallsend all day, to allow for modernisation work.  A replacement bus service the number 900 will be running in the affected area.  Your journey will take longer, please leave extra time for travel. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No trains between Sunderland and South Hylton
No trains between Sunderland and South Hylton

On Sunday 19 February, no trains will run in either direction between Sunderland and South Hylton all day, to allow for Network Rail maintenance work.  A replacement bus service number 901 will be calling at or close to all stations between Sunderland and South Hylton.  Your journey will take longer, so please leave extra time for travel.

 
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No trains between St James and Wallsend
No trains between St James and Wallsend

On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February no trains will run in either direction between St James and Wallsend all day, to allow for modernisation work.  A replacement bus service the number 900 will be running in the affected area.  Your journey will take longer, please leave extra time for travel. 

 
 
 
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  • Line closure
  • Platform closure
  • Station closure
  • Events
  • Other work

Ongoing work

Nexus are investing £9m in a new digital radio system. The new system is being installed in the driver’s cabs of the 90 Metro trains and in the Metro Control Room at South Gosforth. Work will be completed by Spring 2016.