Tyne and Wear Metro
RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
(24 Apr 2020, 2:48 pm)Michael Wrote: Coronavirus: Government to fund 'essential' light rail services

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-52412285?at_custom2=twitter&at_custom3=Regional+BBC+North+East+and+Cumbria&at_medium=custom7&at_campaign=64&at_custom1=link&at_custom4=039AF4DC-8632-11EA-9804-04DA96E8478F



Out of the 30m allocated, the Tyne and Wear Metro got £8.6m


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-52513728?at_custom4=535C9BAA-8C64-11EA-8EDA-CF6296E8478F&at_custom1=link&at_medium=custom7&at_custom2=twitter&at_custom3=Regional+BBC+North+East+and+Cumbria&at_campaign=64


Others:

The total support package, backdated to mid-March, includes:

Manchester Metrolink - £11.6m
Nottingham Express Transit - £3.7m
Midland Metro - £2.1m
Sheffield Supertram - £1.3m


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They say it won't be enough, and they'll see a drop in ridership for months after lockdown.... well

Reduce the frequency?, that'll save some cash......... drop both lines to a train every 15 minutes or even 20 minutes..... least then the trains might bring up less problems.
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
Not quite that simple. The government have also told them that they will have to run enough trains to maintain social distancing.

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
(02 May 2020, 5:29 pm)markydh Wrote: Not quite that simple.  The government have also told them that they will have to run enough trains to maintain social distancing.

True but once things sort its self out, which is god knows when, to save money, drop the frequency - until it picks up again, then they won't be asking for bailouts all the time, it'll only go so far before the government turn around and say no, to more money.
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
(02 May 2020, 5:50 pm)Michael Wrote: True but once things sort its self out, which is god knows when, to save money, drop the frequency - until it picks up again, then they won't be asking for bailouts all the time, it'll only go so far before the government turn around and say no, to more money.

How do they make up for the potential short fall in profits, by reducing frequency and by virtue, income?
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
(02 May 2020, 6:03 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: How do they make up for the potential short fall in profits, by reducing frequency and by virtue, income?

No idea, but they won't be hitting the same profits pre-covid when everything opens it, it might take a while for them to hit that target again, something has to give way.
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
Metro timetable change will create room for social distancing on the network

The Tyne and Wear Metro will return to a normal daytime service frequency from Monday May 18, maximising the capacity for social distancing on the network.

Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is increasing the frequency of Metro services from 24 minutes to 12 minutes until 8pm every day, Monday to Friday, following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

https://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/metro...ng-network
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
There are no trains running between Pelaw and South Hylton in both directions until further notice. This is due to damage to the overhead line. It is estimated that the repair will not be completed before the end of service.

Go North East are accepting Metro tickets in the affected area on bus services 9, 35A, 56

Stagecoach are accepting Metro tickets in the affected area on bus services 8 & 20

We will update you as soon as we have more information.

Updated at 17:20, Friday, 22 May 2020




There are no trains running between St James and North Shields in both directions until further notice. This is due to signalling problems.
We are currently operating a bus replacement service, the number 900, calling at or near to all stations between St James and North Shields. Please purchase tickets from the ticket machine at the station as there is no facility to pay on the bus.
Two cable repairs are underway, our engineers have advised the repairs are taking longer than first thought, it is now estimated they will not be completed until after 6pm. We will update you as soon as we have more information.

Updated at 16:35, Friday, 22 May 2020
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
(22 May 2020, 5:35 pm)Michael Wrote: There are no trains running between Pelaw and South Hylton in both directions until further notice. This is due to damage to the overhead line. It is estimated that the repair will not be completed before the end of service.

Go North East are accepting Metro tickets in the affected area on bus services 9, 35A, 56

Stagecoach are accepting Metro tickets in the affected area on bus services 8 & 20

We will update you as soon as we have more information.

Updated at 17:20, Friday, 22 May 2020




There are no trains running between St James and North Shields in both directions until further notice. This is due to signalling problems.
We are currently operating a bus replacement service, the number 900, calling at or near to all stations between St James and North Shields. Please purchase tickets from the ticket machine at the station as there is no facility to pay on the bus.
Two cable repairs are underway, our engineers have advised the repairs are taking longer than first thought, it is now estimated they will not be completed until after 6pm. We will update you as soon as we have more information.

Updated at 16:35, Friday, 22 May 2020

Both suspensions will now remain in place util start of service tomorrow morning.

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
(22 May 2020, 5:40 pm)pbjd Wrote: Both suspensions will now remain in place util start of service tomorrow morning.

That must of updated soon as i did my post Big Grin Big Grin
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
UPDATE at 08:45

The service suspension has been shortened, no trains will run between St. Peters and South Hylton. This will be in place all day Saturday due to Network Rail overhead line repairs. A bus replacement, number 901 will be running in the affected area.

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The signalling issues between St James and North Shields have now been resolved and trains will be running as normal this morning on this line. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
(23 May 2020, 10:34 am)Michael Wrote: UPDATE at 08:45

The service suspension has been shortened, no trains will run between St. Peters and South Hylton. This will be in place all day Saturday due to Network Rail overhead line repairs. A bus replacement, number 901 will be running in the affected area.

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The signalling issues between St James and North Shields have now been resolved and trains will be running as normal this morning on this line. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Update:


From 8pm this evening the service suspension on the Sunderland line will be widened to allow Network Rail to assess damaged overhead lines. Trains will still run from Pelaw but will terminate at East Boldon. A bus replacement, 901, will continue running in the affected area.
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
No trains are running between St. Peter’s and South Hylton for the rest of today 24th and tomorrow 25th of May. This is due to emergency Network Rail overhead line repairs at Sunderland station. A bus replacement, number 901 will continue to run in the affected area.

Updated at 12:00, Sunday, 24 May 2020


Must be bad, if they know its not gonna run tomorrow either!
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
(24 May 2020, 12:55 pm)Michael Wrote: No trains are running between St. Peter’s and South Hylton for the rest of today 24th and tomorrow 25th of May. This is due to emergency Network Rail overhead line repairs at Sunderland station. A bus replacement, number 901 will continue to run in the affected area.

Updated at 12:00, Sunday, 24 May 2020


Must be bad, if they know its not gonna run tomorrow either!

Tomorrow, 26th of May, there will be no trains running between South Hylton and St. Peters in either direction. From 21:00 this will be extended to East Boldon and South Hylton. This is due to emergency Network Rail overhead line repairs at Sunderland station. A bus replacement, number 901 will continue to run in the affected area.

Updated at 17:05, Monday, 25 May 2020
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
Who's running the Metro replacement between South Hylton and St Peters?



Also they've explained what caused it -

Network Rail engineers are working to repair extensive damage to the overhead line in the tunnel through Sunderland station, on the route Metro shares with other train operators.

The overhead line was brought down by a freight train on Friday, causing extensive damage. Repair is made more complex by the age and low clearance of the tunnel.
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
Tyne and Wear Metro
@My_Metro
Warning signMetro services between St Peter’s and South Hylton are to remain suspended until Tuesday June 2. Network Rail is carrying out emergency overhead line repairs at Sunderland. We are keeping in daily contact with Network Rail to see if the repair time will be shortened.
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nor...e-18312285

The Government have given Metro £16.2m to maintain operations over the last few months due to current circumstances through till August 2020, I personally feel that even pre-covid 19 Nexus/DB Regio should be stripped of there operating licence given how poor this system is and be put out to tender for someone else who actually cares to takeover, they've literally wasted away millions of pounds on re-doing the same stretches of infrastructure for god knows how long now and the issue has still not been rectified and improvement in service/performance has still not changed

RE: Tyne and Wear Metro
DN Regio hasn’t operated the system for years! NEXUS are doing the best with what they have. I’m not sure what you mean by wasting money on system upgrades?