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Tyne and Wear Metro Disruptions This Weekend!


A £12 million train management system will be installed on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August. This new system will transform the way Metro trains are controlled, making the operations more efficient and effective using computerised technology. While the work takes place train services will be affected.

Saturday 4 August
No trains between Benton and St James after about 7.30pm*. Replacement bus between Four Lane Ends and Monument (via Whitley Bay).

No trains systemwide after about 10.30pm*.
Sunday 5 August

No trains systemwide until after about 11.00am*.

Replacement bus service systemwide all morning.

(Trains will enter service from 10.00am with most stations served by 11.00am*)

* The times of the service changes vary depending on the station location.

Changes to station facilities
During installation of the new system and for the five days following the station electronic train arrival screens and station automated train arrival announcements may not be in service.

Get in-touch via Tyne and Wear Metro Social Media and their website for information on planning your journey.

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