Metro services resume between St James and Tynemouth following major line closure

A Metro train in North Tyneside
30 July 2022

Metro services have resumed between St James and Tynemouth following a two-week major line closure.

The first trains started running as planned at 5am this morning, Saturday 30 July. 

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, said it was grateful to customers for their patience during the closure, and that all of the modernisation works had been completed as planned. 

Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw Lewis, said: “I am pleased to say that the line between St James and Tynemouth is back up and running again following the two-week closure.

“My thanks go to all of our customers and lineside neighbours for their patience during this major project, which helps to secure the future of Metro for many generations to come.

“The closure allowed us to closure to carry out a range of improvement work including major overhead line renewals on Byker viaduct along with vegetation management along the full length of the line, and the complete replacement of Tanners Bank bridge in North Shields.”
 

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