Railway workers on the national rail network are going on a one-day strike over pay and jobs.

The strike, which Nexus employees are not part of, is due to take place on Wednesday, July 27.  Further dates may follow.

How will the strike affect Metro?

Tyne and Wear Metro employees are not taking industrial action, but there will be an impact on Metro services operating between Pelaw and South Hylton because this stretch of line is part of the national rail network which is owned and managed by Network Rail. 

If Network Rail does not have enough people at work to operate signals then train services cannot run.

How will services be Metro services affected between Pelaw and South Hylton?

No Metro services will be running between Pelaw and South Hylton on Wednesday July 27.

Customers travelling in this area on that date will need to find alternative modes of travel. Please check our Journey Planner for bus options.

It is not possible to provide replacement buses at short notice on other strike days, so customers should find alternative travel or put off their journeys.

Will there be ticket acceptance on local bus routes in the affected area?

Yes. There will be ticket acceptance on Go North East services 9 and 56; Stagecoach service X24 and Gateshead Central Taxis 558.

Will Metro services be affected on the days after the strikes?

Yes. The strike will mean that services between Pelaw and South Hylton will not start until 7am on Thursday, July 28.

Will the rest of the Metro network be affected?

No. Nexus is not part of the strike so the rest of the Metro system will not be affected and will be running as normal.


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