Metro station early closures warning

Newcastle Central Station is closing early.
Newcastle Central Station is closing early.

Commuters are being warned that the early evening closures at Newcastle's Central Station Metro concourse and platforms are to resume from Sunday

Nexus, which owns, manages and is modernising Metro, is resuming the 8pm, closures - from Sundays to Thursdays - to allow for modernisation work.

The evening closures had been temporarily halted over the busy festive period but, from Sunday January 3, the Metro station at Central will close each evening at 8pm.

It will remain fully open to passengers on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Director of Rail and Infrastructure for Nexus, Raymond Johnstone, said: “It is important that we return to the early evening closures at Central Station so that the modernisation work can be finished off.

“I’d like to thank customers in advance for their patience during the disruption."

Metro Central had been closing earlier five nights a week to allow contractors to press on with a £6m modernisation scheme, which started in September.

The station is getting improvements to accessibility, information and waiting facilities, as well as a bright new look.

The project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2016.