Tyne and Wear Metro gets £20m modernisation for Summer 2017

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to embark on a £20m pound programme of modernisation work on its lines through Newcastle and North Tyneside this summer.

The work, which forms part of the £350m Metro all change modernisation programme, will involve the replacement of ageing tracks, the strengthening of embankments, and the replacement of the Killingworth Road Metro bridge in South Gosforth.

A major line closure, 34 days in total, will be required so that the work can be carried out as quickly possible with the minimum amount of disruption. The works have been arranged to minimise the level of inconvenience to Metro customers.

This latest scheme will mark the completion of track renewal work on Metro’s North Tyne coastal loop.

The Metro line will be closed between South Gosforth and Four Lane Ends from Monday July 31 until Friday August11. A frequent replacement bus service will be running.