Emergency training exercise at Central Station

A pre-planned multi-agency training exercise will be held at the Central Station Metro Station in Newcastle during the early hours of tomorrow (June 6).

The exercise will involve Northumbria Police, North East Ambulance Service, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Newcastle City Council, Nexus (operators of the Metro), Network Rail and other partners.

The private section of road, running alongside the Centre for Life, will also be used as part of the exercise. Members of the public can expect to see an increase in emergency services personnel and vehicles in this area from 10.30pm.

There will then be some activity at the front of Central Station in the early hours of tomorrow.

However, we would like to reassure the public that this is nothing to be concerned about and there is no risk to public safety.

It is anticipated there will be minimal disruption, and people are asked to go about their business as normal.

There will be no access to the exercise to the public.

Following the training, Central Station and the Metro Station will be open as normal.

There will not be any disruption to rail services as a result of the exercise.

We are unable to provide further details regarding the exercise at this stage. However, more information will be released in due course.