Metro services set for weekend disruption

METRO: The service faces disruption this weekend.
METRO: The service faces disruption this weekend.

METRO services will be disrupted this weekend by a line closure on part of the system.

The line between South Gosforth and Haymarket will be closed on Saturday and Sunday - and the following weekend - for track replacement work.

During each closure a replacement bus service, 900, will be running in the affected area, calling at or near all Metro stations on the route.

The work is part of a £389m revamp of the system.

Nexus director of rail and infrastructure, Raymond Johnstone, said: “This is vital modernisation work which we have packed into two weekends and into night-time work periods so that it has a minimal impact on our services.

“However, there will be some disruption caused by the work and I apologise for any inconvenience caused.”