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September 2017

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Other work - 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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Line Closure - Major Line Closure
Major Line Closure

Two phase Major Line Closure Monday 31 July - Saturday 2 September.  To allow for work at Northumberland Park station and 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.

 
Line Closure -
No trains between Hebburn and South Shields Sunday 3 September until about 6.35pm
No trains between Hebburn and South Shields Sunday 3 September until about 6.35pm

On Sunday 3 September no trains will run in either direction between Hebburn and South Shields until about 6.35pm to allow for maintenance work.  A replacement bus, the number 900 will be calling at or close to all stations in the affected area.  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 travelling time. For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 (open 8.00am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday) or use the Live Travel Map.

 
 
 
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Other work - 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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Station Closure - Great North Run temporary station closures
Great North Run temporary station closures

To help with the movement of passengers, improve crowd control and manage the queues on Great North Run day Sunday 10 September, the following stations will temporarily close:

  • Haymarket  - No entry into the station between 8.00am and 10.40am (exit only), please use Monument

  • Jesmond - Closed from 10.40am until early afternoon, please use Haymarket

  • Chichester - Closed from 3.00pm until later in the day, please use South Shields

Times of the closures may vary depending on operational circumstances, please check before travelling.

For help planning your journey use the Live Travel Map or call 0191 20 20 747 (open Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm).  See our Travel Guide for more information about travelling by Metro on Great North Run day.

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Other work - 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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Station Closure - Great North Run temporary station closures
Great North Run temporary station closures

To help with the movement of passengers, improve crowd control and manage the queues on Great North Run day Sunday 10 September, the following stations will temporarily close:

  • Haymarket  - No entry into the station between 8.00am and 10.40am (exit only), please use Monument

  • Jesmond - Closed from 10.40am until early afternoon, please use Haymarket

  • Chichester - Closed from 3.00pm until later in the day, please use South Shields

Times of the closures may vary depending on operational circumstances, please check before travelling.

For help planning your journey use the Live Travel Map or call 0191 20 20 747 (open Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm).  See our Travel Guide for more information about travelling by Metro on Great North Run day.

 
Other work -
Benton lift maintenance
Benton lift maintenance

On Tuesday 12 September, both lifts at Benton station will be out of use from 9.30am until 3.00pm to allow for essential maintenance work.  The station staircases and bridge will be open as normal.

Step free access between platforms is possible via Station Road, please use the pedestrian crossing.  The walking route between the platforms is about 400m in length (5-10 minute walk).  Anyone unable to use this route are advised to continue their journey to Four Lane Ends or Northumberland Park and return to Benton.  Your journey will take longer so please allow for extra travelling time.

 
 
 
 
Line Closure - No trains between St James and Tynemouth
No trains between St James and Tynemouth

All day on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September no trains will run in either direction between St James and Tynemouth to allow for the renewal of overhead power lines.  A replacement bus, the number 900 will be calling at or close to all stations in the affected area.  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 travelling time.  For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 (open 8.00am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday) or use the Live Travel Map.

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Other work - 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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Line Closure - No trains between St James and Tynemouth
No trains between St James and Tynemouth

All day on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September no trains will run in either direction between St James and Tynemouth to allow for the renewal of overhead power lines.  A replacement bus, the number 900 will be calling at or close to all stations in the affected area.  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 travelling time.  For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 (open 8.00am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday) or use the Live Travel Map.

 
 
 
 
 
Line Closure - No trains South Gosforth - Shiremoor
No trains South Gosforth - Shiremoor

All day on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September no trains will run in either direction between South Gosforth and Shiremoor to allow for modernisation work.  A replacement bus, the number 900 will be calling at or close to all stations South Gosforth - Shiremoor (turns 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 travelling time.  For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 (open 8.00am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday) or use the Live Travel Map.

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Other work - 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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Line Closure - No trains South Gosforth - Shiremoor
No trains South Gosforth - Shiremoor

All day on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September no trains will run in either direction between South Gosforth and Shiremoor to allow for modernisation work.  A replacement bus, the number 900 will be calling at or close to all stations South Gosforth - Shiremoor (turns 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 travelling time.  For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 (open 8.00am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday) or use the Live Travel Map.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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