Major Line Closure 8 to 14 April 2024

Improvement works cog logo, Major Line Closure, Monday 8 April to Sunday 14 April, Benton and North Shields

Improvement Works - seven day Major Line Closure Monday 8 to Sunday 14 April   

The seven day line closure is needed so we can replace over 5.6km of overhead power lines and carry out secondary works.  

During the closure buses will replace trains between Benton and North Shields in both directions.  

Replacement bus service 900
You'll still be able to make your journey as the replacement bus service number 900 will call at or close to all stations between Four Lane Ends and North Shields.  You may find it easier to transfer from Metro to the replacement bus at Four Lane Ends instead of Benton, as Four Lane Ends is an interchange station.  Some of the buses may begin/end service outside of these areas, please view the replacement bus timetable for details. 

Metro tickets and passes will be valid on the replacement bus, or you can buy your ticket from the bus driver. If you have a smartcard remember to touch in and out at the start and end of your journey.  

Journey times on the replacement bus will be longer than on Metro, and the buses may be affected by road congestion, but we’ll do all we can to keep to the planned bus timetable.  Your journey will take longer especially if transferring between more than one mode of transport.  Please check train and bus times before travelling.

Train service
During the closure trains will be running frequently elsewhere on the system to a revised timetable (areas shown below).  Please check train times before travelling.

  • Airport-South Hylton / South Hylton-Airport
  • St James-North Shields / North Shields-St James
  • Benton-South Shields / South Shields-Benton

Trains will return to service between Benton and North Shields on Monday 15 April.  

View the latest service updates or get service notification by using the Pop app.  

Our neighbours near the line
Residents and businesses close to the Metro line may experience work taking place nearby including night-time work and an increase in activity by our teams. However we aim to keep noise levels to a minimum.  If you'd like to receive the night-time working schedules you can sign up to receive regular emails here

If you have any questions or concerns about the work taking place, please email us at [email protected]. or call us on 0191 20 20 747 (lines are open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm).

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