31 Jul '13, 9am

Check out Metro Ken's new blog for updates and recent news on modernisation work taking place in August.

Check out Metro Ken's new blog for updates and recent news on modernisation work taking place in August.

We now have less than a week to go until we close the line between Haymarket and Airport and Four Lane Ends for 27 days (Sunday 4-Friday 30 August). We’re going to be replacing 50-year old tracks between Jesmond and South Gosforth so that my great-grandbairns can use the Metro as we do now. During the closure my team and I will also be out refurbishing stations and trackside equipment between Jesmond and Airport. Similar to what we have done at South Gosforth. I took these pictures during a recent track walk to highlight why we are doing the work. Once we have completed the work at the end of August –this is what the track will look like. New track at Meadow Well As you can imagine this is no easy task, closing a large part of the Metro network for such a long time. I have been busy attending planning meetings for the closure, making sure we reduce the inconvenience this w...

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