Service status

15 day Major Line Closure. No trains are running between Benton and Monkseaton from Saturday 23 July - Saturday 6 August, to allow for modernisation work. A frequent replacement bus service, number 900 is calling at or close to all stations between Four Lane Ends and Monkseaton. Replacement bus stopping points and bus timetables can be found at nexus.org.uk/metro. Service will resume between Benton and Monkseaton on Sunday 7 August. For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 or use the online journey planner nexus.org.uk/journeyplanner.
We are currently running a good service.

Updated at 07:30, Thursday, 28 July 2016

3 January 2016 - Central Station 8.00pm closures Sunday - Thursday

Central Station will close each evening at 8.00pm Sunday to Thursday (reopening the following morning as normal) until later this year. The station will not close early on Sunday 11 September 2016.  During the closures trains will not stop at Central Station. Customers who would normally travel from or to Central Station after 8.00pm Sunday to Thursday are advised to use Monument. If you're unable to get to or from Monument please speak to a member of staff.   Please note several full day closures of Central Station are also required, details to follow soon. We're sorry for any inconvenience.

20 June 2016 - Central Station escalator replacement

A new escalator will be installed at Central Station leading between the concourse and the main Rail station.  Work will begin on 20 June and take around ten weeks to complete.  During the work please use the station lift or stairs. We're sorry for any inconvenience

23 July 2016 - Major Line Closure Benton - Monkseaton

No trains will run in either direction between Benton and Monkseaton from Saturday 23 July - 6 August 2016.  This is to allow for track replacement work.  During the closure a frequent replacement bus service the number 900 will run between Four Lane Ends and Monkseaton.  Metro tickets and passes will be accepted on the bus and the driver will sell tickets.  Your journey will take longer so please allow extra travel time.  Trains will arrive and leave Benton from platform one; at Monkseaton trains will use platform two.  Some trains will not run to usual timetable, for help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 or use the journey planner nexus.org.uk/journeyplanner or view the train times below.  Metro services will run as usual on Sunday 7 August.

27 August 2016 - No trains Benton - Monkseaton 27, 28 and 29 August

No trains will run in either direction between Benton and Monkseaton for three days, starting Saturday 27 August 2016. This is to allow for modernisation work. During the closure replacement bus service number 900 will run between Four Lane Ends and Monkseaton. Metro tickets and passes will be accepted on the bus and the driver will sell tickets. Your journey will take longer so please allow extra travel time. Trains will arrive and leave Benton from platform one; at Monkseaton trains will use platform two. On bank holiday Monday, 29 August trains running will operate to a Saturday timetable. Some trains will not run to usual timetable, for help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 or use the journey planner nexus.org.uk/journeyplanner. Metro services will run as usual from start of service on Tuesday 30 August.

2 September 2016 - Central Station full day closures from 8pm Friday 2 September

Central Station will be closed from 8.00pm Friday 2 September until start of service on Monday 5 September, to allow for major station refurbishment work. During the closure trains will not stop at Central Station. Customers who would normally travel from or to Central Station are advised to use Monument. If you're unable to get to or from Monument please speak to a member of staff. We're sorry for any inconvenience.

4 September 2016 - No trains between Hebburn and South Shields until 6.35pm

On Sunday 4 September no trains will run in either direction between Hebburn and South Shields, until about 6.35pm (depending on location); to allow for maintenance work.  During the work replacement bus service number 900 will run between Hebburn and South Shields. Metro tickets and passes will be accepted on the bus and the driver will sell tickets. Your journey will take longer so please allow extra travel time. Trains will arrive and leave Hebburn from platform one. Some trains will not run to usual timetable, for help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 or use the journey planner nexus.org.uk/journeyplanner.

16 September 2016 - Central Station full day closures from 8pm Friday 16 September

Central Station will be closed from 8.00pm Friday 16 September until start of service on Monday 19 September, to allow for major station refurbishment work. During the closure trains will not stop at Central Station. Customers who would normally travel from or to Central Station are advised to use Monument. If you're unable to get to or from Monument please speak to a member of staff. We're sorry for any inconvenience.

18 September 2016 - No trains between South Gosforth and Tynemouth until 6.10pm

On Sunday 18 September no trains will run in either direction between South Gosforth and Tynemouth, until about 6.10pm (depending on location); to allow for maintenance work. During the work replacement bus service number 900 will run between Regent Centre (calling at South Gosforth) and Tynemouth. Metro tickets and passes will be accepted on the bus and the driver will sell tickets. Your journey will take longer so please allow extra travel time. Some trains will not run to usual timetable, for help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 or use the journey planner nexus.org.uk/journeyplanner.

23 September 2016 - Central Station full day closures from 8pm Friday 23 September

Central Station will be closed from 8.00pm Friday 23 September until start of service on Monday 26 September, to allow for major station refurbishment work. During the closure trains will not stop at Central Station. Customers who would normally travel from or to Central Station are advised to use Monument. If you're unable to get to or from Monument please speak to a member of staff. We're sorry for any inconvenience.

30 September 2016 - Central Station full day closures from 8pm Friday 30 September

Central Station will be closed from 8.00pm Friday 30 September until start of service on Monday 3 October, to allow for major station refurbishment work. During the closure trains will not stop at Central Station. Customers who would normally travel from or to Central Station are advised to use Monument. If you're unable to get to or from Monument please speak to a member of staff. We're sorry for any inconvenience.

7 October 2016 - Central Station full day closures from 8pm Friday 7 October

Central Station will be closed from 8.00pm Friday 7 October until start of service on Monday 10 October, to allow for major station refurbishment work.  During the closure trains will not stop at Central Station.  Customers who would normally travel from or to Central Station are advised to use Monument. If you're unable to get to or from Monument please speak to a member of staff. We're sorry for any inconvenience.

Details Effective from

During the Major Line Closure 23 July - 6 August between Benton and Monkseaton, trains will run between Benton - South Shields and St James - Monkseaton but will not be to usual timetable.  Trains will also operate between Airport - South Hylton, running to usual timetable with the following minor changes.  For specific train times, check the online journey planner nexus.org.uk/journeyplanner or call 0191 20 20 747.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

On Bank Holiday Monday 29 August, Metro trains will run to a Saturday timetable.

Monday, 29 August 2016