North East traffic and travel LIVE: What you need to know

Good morning, here's the latest news on the traffic and travel across the region.

By Poppy Kennedy
Monday, 25th March 2019, 5:43 am
Updated Monday, 25th March 2019, 8:28 am
The A19.
The A19.

Follow us throughout the day as we update you with the latest information on transport services and what is happening on the roads.

TRAFFIC - update 8.50am

• A road closure is in place in South Shields. The A183 Pier Parade will be closed daily between the junction of Lawe Road and the Sea Hotel for resurfacing works. The road will be closed everyday this week between 8am and 6pm.

• Slow traffic on A184 Newcastle Road Eastbound from A194(M) from White Mare Pool Roundabout to A19 Testo's Roundabout.

• CLEARED: A road is blocked and queueing traffic due to accident on Lamesley Road both ways near Birtley Crematorium.

METRO - update 8.50am

The service is running to schedule.

Due to a technical fault the lifts at Benton are out of service.

SHIELDS FERRY - update 8.50am

The ferry service is running to timetable.


There are no reports of any delays.


There are no reports of any delays.

RAIL -update 8.50am

There are no reports of delays.

BUSES -update 8.50am

There are no reports of any delays.