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We have a train withdrawn this evening due to lack of driver availability.

21:24 South Gosfort – South Hylton
22:37 South Hylton – Airport
23:46 Airport – Regent Centre

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated at 20:05, Wednesday, 27 October 2021

There is a delay of 30 minutes towards South Shields. Two services have been withdrawn due to acts of vandalism.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Updated at 19:40, Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Trains are running to all destinations with minor delays due to low rail adhesion. Here is information on how autumn season can affect Metro services – low rail adhesion explained, and what we do manage the issue: https://www.nexus.org.uk/metro/guide-metro/leaf-fall-disruption-explain…

Updated at 18:00, Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Our teams are continuing increased train and station cleaning regimes, so you can travel safely. Please plan your journey in advance, continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt) and open train windows to help with ventilation.

Updated at 19:35, Sunday, 17 October 2021

 

When we are running a good service the status will show as ‘No Metro disruptions’. Any delays (less than 15 minutes) to service will be announced via the station PA system and passenger information boards. If delays occur resulting in trains running more than 15 minutes later than advertised the status will be updated by an automatic travel alert system.

- Northumberland Car Park - partial closure

The ground floor level of the car park is open, all other levels are closed until further notice to allow for essential maintenance. On the ground floor there are 15 parking bays and 12 disabled bays.  Alternative parking is available at Four Lane Ends station. We're sorry for any inconvenience.



 


 

- Airport alternative entrance/exit 

The doors between Airport station and Newcastle International Airport terminal will close at 9.00pm and reopen at 6.00am each day.  Access to/from the station is possible via the alternative doorway located midway up the ramp that leads to the terminal.  This doorway leads from the side of the station towards the main entrance of the terminal.



 


 

- Seaburn platform 2 lift refurbishment

Information updated 15 September.

 

The lift at Seaburn platform 2 will be out of use from Thursday 16 September returning to service on Monday 8 November, 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). 



 


 

- Whitley Bay station footbridge maintenance

The smaller footbridge within Whitley Bay station is closed until mid November to allow for maintenance.  During the work access between the platforms is possible via the other station footbridge with ramp.

We're sorry for any inconvenience caused.



 


 

- No trains between Pelaw and South Shields

All day on Saturday 30 October to allow for track renewal work. Trains will be running to all other stations but may not be to the usual timetable. More details are available in the Timetable changes section.

A replacement bus service, number 900 will be running, calling at or close to all stations from Heworth to South Shields.  The last replacement bus from  Heworth heading towards South Shields will end service at Pelaw.

Your journey will take longer so please allow extra travel time and check replacement bus and train times before starting your journey.  For help planning your journey use the Live Travel Map or call 0191 20 20 747 (lines open Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm). We're sorry for any inconvenience.



 


 

- No trains between Pelaw and South Shields

All day on Sunday 31 October to allow for track renewal work. Trains will be running to all other stations but may not be to the usual timetable. More details are available in the Timetable changes section.

A replacement bus service, number 900 will be running, calling at or close to all stations from Heworth to South Shields.  The last replacement bus from South Shields towards Heworth will continue to Benton and the last bus from Heworth heading towards South Shields will end service at Pelaw.

Your journey will take longer so please allow extra travel time and check replacement bus and train times before starting your journey.  For help planning your journey use the Live Travel Map or call 0191 20 20 747 (lines open Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm). We're sorry for any inconvenience.



 


 

- No trains between Pelaw and South Hylton

On Sunday 7 November until about 11.30am (time varies depending on station) to allow for Network Rail work. Trains will be running to all other stations but may not be to the usual timetable. More details are available in the Timetable changes section.  The first train to run from Pelaw towards South Hylton after the work will be 11.28am and from South Hylton towards Pelaw 12.07pm.

A replacement bus service, number 901 will be running, calling at or close to all stations from Heworth to South Hylton.  

Your journey will take longer so please allow extra travel time and check replacement bus and train times before starting your journey.  For help planning your journey use the Live Travel Map or call 0191 20 20 747 (lines open Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm). We're sorry for any inconvenience.



 


 

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Saturday 30 October

No trains will be running between Pelaw and South Shields a replacement bus service will be in operation, more details are available in the Planned works section.  Trains will run to all other stations but may not be to the usual timetable.  Please check train times before travelling.

Sunday 31 October

No trains will be running between Pelaw and South Shields a replacement bus service will be in operation, more details are available in the Planned works section.  Trains will run to all other stations but may not be to the usual timetable.  Please check train times before travelling.

Sunday 7 November

No trains will be running between Pelaw and South Hylton until about 11.30am (time varies depending on station), a replacement bus service will be in operation, more details are available in the Planned works section

Trains will run to all other stations but may not be to the usual timetable.  Please check train times before travelling.

Christmas Eve Friday 24 December 

Normal weekday Metro service until about 6.00pm, then hourly service (30 minute between Pelaw and South Gosforth).

More details will be posted soon.

Christmas Day Saturday 25 December

No Metro service.

Boxing Day Sunday 26 December

Sunday Metro service from about 8.00am until 8.00pm. No trains will run between Pelaw and South Hylton all day, to allow for Network Rail work. 
More details will be posted soon.

Bank Holiday Monday 27 December

Weekday Metro service, without the additional peak trains.
More details will be posted soon.

Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December

Weekday Metro service, without the additional peak trains.
More details will be posted soon.

Wednesday 29 December

Normal weekday Metro service.

Thursday 30 December

Normal weekday Metro service.

New Year’s Eve Friday 31 December

Normal weekday Metro service until approximately 10.00pm, then a 30 minute service (15 minute between Pelaw and South Gosforth) until end of service .
More details will be posted soon.

New Year’s Day Saturday 1 January 2022

No Metro service

Sunday 2 January 2022

Normal Sunday Metro service

Bank Holiday Monday 3 January 2022

Weekday Metro service, without the additional peak trains
More details will be posted soon.

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