Modernisation List

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No trains between Hebburn-South Shields

On Sunday 5 September no trains will run between Hebburn and South Shields until about 6.40pm (time depends on location), to allow for maintenance work.  Trains will be running to all other destinations.  Please note at Hebburn during the work, only platform 1 will be in use, for both train arrivals (from Pelaw) and for train departures (towards Pelaw).  Both platforms will be in use once the work is complete.

A replacement bus service, the number 900 will be in operation, calling at or close to all stations from Heworth to South Shields. Metro tickets and passes will be valid on the replacement bus.  Remember to touch in and out using your smartcard at the start and end of your journey.  You can buy a ticket from the replacement bus driver, but please ensure you have the correct change.

You journey will take longer so please leave extra travel time and check train and bus times before starting your journey.

The first trains to run in the area after the work will be the 6.39pm from Hebburn (towards South Shields) and the 6.56pm from South Shields (towards Hebburn).

Line Closure
Seaburn platform 2 lift refurbishment

Information updated 28 July.

The lift at Seaburn platform 2 will be out of use from Monday 9 August returning to service on Monday13 September, to allow for refurbishment work.

If you require step free access to or from platform 2 at Seaburn use the station ramp or if you prefer using a lift we advise the following:

  • If you'd like to travel from platform 2 (towards Heworth), board a train from platform 1, travel to St Peter's, change platform and continue your journey.
  • If you wish to leave the train at Seaburn platform 2 (travelling from South Hylton direction) stay on the train until East Boldon, change platform and return to Seaburn.

Your journey will take longer so please leave extra time for travel.  For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 (open 9.00am - 5.00pm). 

Other work 
Seaburn platform 1 lift refurbishment

Information updated 28 July.

The lift at Seaburn platform 1 will be out of use until 8 August, returning to service on Monday 9 August, to allow for refurbishment work.

If you require step free access to or from platform 1 at Seaburn use the station ramp or if you prefer using a lift we advise the following:

  • If you'd like to travel from platform 1 (towards South Hylton), board a train from platform 2, travel to East Boldon, change platform and continue your journey.
  • If you wish to leave the train at platform 1 (travelling from Heworth direction) stay on the train until St Peter's, change platform and return to Seaburn platform 2.

Your journey will take longer so please leave extra time for travel.  For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 (open 9.00am - 5.00pm). 

Other work 
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