What North East public transport will be running on the day of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral? Metro, Shields Ferry and buses
The day of the funeral has been announced as a national Bank Holiday.
A national Bank Holiday has been allocated for Monday, September 19 to allow the nation to celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II, who died last week. Shops, supermarkets and more have all announced their closure plans for the day of the funeral for the nation’s longest reigning monarch, but how and when can people across the North East use public transport services on the day?
Will the Tyne and Wear Metro be running on the day of The Queen’s funeral?
Nexus have confirmed that Metro services will be running to a weekday timetable without any additional peak services. At the end of the funeral the full Metro system will observe a two minute silence in respect of Her Majesty.
During this silence trains will wait in stations and any trains on the move will continue to the next station before stopping.
Peak services are usually put in place throughout busy periods such as midweek rush hour as well as major events such as football matches and concerts at the Stadium of Light or St James’ Park.
A one minute silence will als take place across the system at 8pm on Sunday, September 18. Much like the event after the funeral, trains will stop in stations for one minute and any trains between stations will stop once they have reached their next station.
This will be the first weekend which will see Metro services impacted by the closure of the Pelaw to South Shields line for improvement work. Replacement buses will be running every 15 minutes with additional services before 7am.
Will the Shields Ferry be running on the day of The Queen’s funeral?
The Shields Ferry will be running to a normal weekday timetable with services running between 6:45am and 8pm.
Will North East buses be running across the North East on the day of the Queen’s funeral?
Nexus have said that local bus operators will be running services to Sunday timetables. This will cover Go North East and Stagecoach services.