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.

March 2017

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

On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March no trains will run in either direction between St James and Wallsend all day, to allow for track 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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St Peter's platform 1 lift refurbishment
St Peter's platform 1 lift refurbishment

The lift on platform 1 at St Peter's station will be out of use from Monday 6 March until about midday on Thursday 16 March, to allow for refurbishment work. If you require step free access and wish to travel from St Peter's platform 1 please travel from platform 2 to Seaburn, change platform and continue your journey.  If you wish to leave the train at St Peter's platform 1 and require step free access please continue your journey to Sunderland, change platform and return to St Peter's platform 2.  We're sorry for any inconvenience caused.  For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747.

 

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No trains between Airport and South Gosforth
No trains between Airport and South Gosforth

On Sunday 12 March there will be no trains running between Airport and South Gosforth in either direction until about 6pm (depending on location).  A replacement bus service number 900 will be calling at or closure to all stations in the affected area. Your journey will take longer so please leave extra travelling time.  The first train to leave South Gosforth towards Airport will be 5.55pm, the first train to leave Airport towards South Gosforth will be 6.24pm. 

 
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St Peter's platform 1 lift refurbishment
St Peter's platform 1 lift refurbishment

The lift on platform 1 at St Peter's station will be out of use from Monday 6 March until about midday on Thursday 16 March, to allow for refurbishment work. If you require step free access and wish to travel from St Peter's platform 1 please travel from platform 2 to Seaburn, change platform and continue your journey.  If you wish to leave the train at St Peter's platform 1 and require step free access please continue your journey to Sunderland, change platform and return to St Peter's platform 2.  We're sorry for any inconvenience caused.  For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747.

 

 
 
 
No trains between Shiremoor and Wallsend
No trains between Shiremoor and Wallsend

On Sunday 19 March there will be no trains running between Shiremoor and Wallsend in either direction until about 6.10pm (depending on location), to allow for heavy maintenance and vegetation work.  A replacement bus service number 900 will be calling at or closure to all stations in the affected area. Your journey will take longer so please leave extra travelling time.  The first train to leave Shiremoor towards St James will be 6.14pm, the first train to leave Wallsend towards South Shields will be 6.26pm. 

 
 
 
 
 
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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.