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Newcastle Airport will be operating at reduced hours for the next few weeks due to a reduction in flight operations. When the terminal is not open, a side door at the station will remain available for Metro passengers, but access to the terminal for airport passengers will be possible for scheduled flights. Metro services will continue to operate to the winter timetable.

Updated at 05:15, Monday, 18 January 2021

National lockdown: Stay at home. Only use public transport for essential purposes. Avoid travelling at busier times if you can, wear a face covering (unless exempt), open train windows to help with ventilation, stay apart from others and wash or sanitise your hands frequently.

Updated at 05:15, Monday, 18 January 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.

- Major Line Closure: Heworth to Regent Centre and Four Lane Ends

From Monday 15 to Sunday 28 February, no trains will run between Heworth and Regent Centre or Heworth and Four Lane Ends.  This is to allow us to replace 18,000 metres of overhead line wire. Trains will run as normal again from Monday 1 March.

When the line is closed, a replacement bus service number 900 will call at, or close to all stations in the affected area. Two Express replacement bus services X900 and X901 will also be provided and will call at just some stations. Some replacement bus services do not connect to the first/last train so may start/end their journey at Benton/Pelaw, please check bus timetables for details.

Tickets and passes will be valid on the bus and the driver will also sell tickets (please try to have the correct change).  Remember to touch in and out with your smartcard at the start and end of your journey.

Trains will be running between Airport and Regent Centre, Heworth-South Hylton (except on Sunday 21 February when Network Rail work takes place), St James-Four Lane Ends and Heworth-South Shields. 

Your journey will take longer so please check train and bus times before travelling and leave additional time for your journey. 

Replacement bus stop location maps, Sunday replacement bus times and train times will be posted soon.



- No trains between Heworth and South Hylton

No trains will run between Heworth and South Hylton all day on Sunday 21 February to allow Network Rail to carry out work.  A replacement bus service number 901 will be running in the affected area.

Please note also taking place on 21 February is the major line closure between Heworth - Regent Centre/Four Lane Ends.  Replacement buses will be in operation in this area too.

Your journey will take longer than usual especially if having to transfer between buses/trains, so please check bus and train times before travelling and leave additional time for your journey.

Replacement bus timetables will be posted soon.



No timetable changes

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