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15 April 2019

Public transport for the Easter weekend, April 19 - 22.

Tyne and Wear Metro:

Due to track modernisation work there are no Metro services running over the Easter weekend, April 19-22, between Gateshead Stadium and Hebburn/Brockley Whins.

Replacement buses 900 and 901 will be running in the affected area and passengers are advised to allow extra time to complete their journeys.

Metro services will be running between South Shields and Hebburn, South Hylton and Brockley Whins, and Gateshead Stadium to Airport / St James via the North Tyneside coast.

In the areas where Metro services are running there will be a Sunday timetable on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. On Easter Saturday there will be a Sunday timetable in operation, with a Saturday timetable between Hebburn and South Shields.

Full information about the line closure can be found here:


The majority of the services provided by the main bus operators Arriva, Go North East are running Sunday timetables on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Full details about bus services this weekend can be also found on bus company websites,, and

Shields Ferry:

The Shields Ferry is running to its usual timetable over the Easter weekend. On Easter Sunday, April 21, up to four children under 16 can travel for free on the cross-Tyne service when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket or pass. Click here for information in full.

Ferry operating hours:

19 April, Good Friday: 6.45am – 10.50pm

20 April, Easter Saturday: 6.45am – 10.50pm

21 April, Easter Sunday: 10.15am – 6pm

22 April, Easter Monday: 6.45am – 8pm.

For more information go to or go to the Shields Ferry’s Facebook page

Further information:

For further public transport information passengers should go to or call Nexus Customer Services on 0191 20 20 747. Live updates about the Tyne and Wear Metro are on found on the Metro’s official Twitter page @My_Metro