Major Metro Line Closure

Wednesday 12th September

Monday, 01 October 2018 - Major Line Closure Chichester - South Shields

From Monday 1 October to Saturday 3 November, no trains will run between Chichester and South Shields.  This is to allow for track and signal upgrades for the new South Shields interchange.

Getting to and from South Shields town centre will still be easy as a frequent replacement bus will run between the two stations.  Tickets and passes will be valid on the bus and the driver will also sell tickets.  Your journey will take longer so please leave additional time for your journey. 

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Sunday, 04 November 2018 - Chichester platform 2 closure

Chichester platform 2 will be closed from 4 November until about August 2019, due to signalling constraints in place while building work on the new South Shields interchange takes place.  During the closure, if you’d like to travel from Chichester towards Pelaw, board a train from platform 1, travel to South Shields and remain on the train.  Anyone wishing to leave the train at Chichester after travelling from South Shields should stay on the train to Tyne Dock, change platforms and return to Chichester platform 1.  For help planning your journey call 0191 20 20 747 (lines open Monday to Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm)