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.

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The Major Line Closure in the South Gosforth to Shiremoor area starts on 31 July, more details below

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No trains between South Gosforth and Shiremoor
No trains between South Gosforth and Shiremoor

On Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July no trains will run in either direction between South Gosforth and Shiremoor to allow for preparation work for the Major Line Closure starting on 31 July.  A replacement bus, the number 900 will be calling at or close to all stations between South Gosforth and Shiremoor (begins and ends service at Regent Centre).  Metro tickets and passes will be valid on the bus service and the driver will sell tickets.  Your journey will take longer so please leave extra traveling time. For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 or use the Live Travel Map. 

 
 
 
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Brockley Whins Network Rail work
Brockley Whins Network Rail work

Network Rail are carrying out work on the railway embankment at Brockley Whins.  During the work Brockley Whins station will remain open as usual and pedestrian step free access will be possible.  There will be access for road vehicles via a temporary traffic control system, please follow the instructions on the road signs. Work will be complete by mid November. 

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Brockley Whins Network Rail work
Brockley Whins Network Rail work

Network Rail are carrying out work on the railway embankment at Brockley Whins.  During the work Brockley Whins station will remain open as usual and pedestrian step free access will be possible.  There will be access for road vehicles via a temporary traffic control system, please follow the instructions on the road signs. Work will be complete by mid November. 

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Brockley Whins Network Rail work
Brockley Whins Network Rail work

Network Rail are carrying out work on the railway embankment at Brockley Whins.  During the work Brockley Whins station will remain open as usual and pedestrian step free access will be possible.  There will be access for road vehicles via a temporary traffic control system, please follow the instructions on the road signs. Work will be complete by mid November. 

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Major Line Closure
Major Line Closure

 

Two phase Major Line Closure Monday 31 July - Saturday 2 September.  To allow for track and bridge renewal work which forms part of the £350m Metro: all change modernisation programme.
 

Phase 1 Monday 31 July – Friday 11 August:  No trains will run in either direction between South Gosforth and Four Lane Ends.  Replacement buses, service 900, will call at, or close to all stations between South Gosforth and Four Lane Ends (begins and ends at Regent Centre).

Phase 2 Saturday 12 August – Saturday 2 September: No trains will run in either direction between South Gosforth and Shiremoor.  Replacement buses, service 900, will call at, or close to all stations between South Gosforth and Shiremoor (begins and ends at Regent Centre).

 

Your journey will take longer than usual so please plan in advance especially if transferring between more than one mode of transport and allow extra travelling time. If you’d like some help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747  (open 8.00am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday) or use the Live Travel Map.  Trains will be running to all other areas but may not be to usual timetable so please check times before travelling. 

 

You’ll find replacement bus timetables, replacement bus stop location maps, a Frequently Asked Questions document and a handy major line closure information leaflet below. 

 

Services between South Gosforth and Shiremoor will resume on Sunday 3 September.

 

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