– Friday 29 July 2022 Major Line Closure between St James and Tynemouth

Improvement Works – Major Line Closure

From Saturday 16 July to Friday 29 July no trains will run in either direction between St James and Tynemouth.  This is to allow for the complete removal and replacement of Tanner Bank bridge, vegetation and overhead power line work.

Local bus services will be accepting Metro tickets and passes in the affected area.  A list of these services is available below.  Bus timetables.  There will also be an early morning bus, the M1 that will do one journey Monday-Friday, Tynemouth to Monument (stopping at the usual replacement bus stops).  The timetable and stopping points are available below.  There will not be a replacement bus service 900 running.

Trains will be running to all other stations but may not be to usual timetable.  Please check train times before travelling.

If you’re planning on using the Shields Ferry during the Major Line Closure please note evening crossings will not take place between Monday and Saturday for two weeks from 11 July.  

Your journey will take longer so please leave extra travel time.  For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 (lines are open Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm or use the Live Travel Map.

Road and pavement closures
Tanners Bank will be closed under the Metro bridge to road vehicles and pedestrians for eight weeks, 20 June to 12 August 2022.  Tynemouth Road next to the bridge will be closed to all road vehicles for two weeks, 16 July to 29 July 2022 (pedestrian and cyclist access will be possible).