Tyne & Wear

Disruption warning as Metro line closes

Passengers travelling on a stretch of the Metro on Tyneside are being warned they face weeks of disruption.

The line between Byker and Tynemouth, which is used by more than 14,000 passengers a day, will be closed for 23 days from Saturday.

The £22m engineering project involves replacing track, modernising stations, repairs to bridges and embankment works.

Bus replacement services will operate throughout the work.

Metro operator Nexus said it is the biggest single engineering project on the network since it was built in the late 1970s.

It said the work was necessary to continue to meet the needs of passengers in the future.

The bus replacement service - number 900 - will run every 12 minutes between Byker and Tynemouth calling at or near Metro stations along the route.

There will be extra buses at peak times and extra trains from Tynemouth to Newcastle via Four Lane Ends.

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