Metro passengers can be confident in using the Metro system during the coronavirus outbreak, operator Nexus has confirmed.
Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is taking its advice from Public Health England.
At the moment there are no advised changes to Metro operations or in the way that the public should travel on the system.
Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw Lewis, said: “Passengers should continue to use the Tyne and Wear Metro system as usual.
“We are following the advice issued by Public Health England and at the moment they have not made any changes to the way that people use public transport services.
“If that advice changes then we will communicate that to all passengers immediately, but for now it is business as usual for Metro. Passengers don’t need to be worried about travelling on the network.”