Summer seaside scene comes to Sunderland Metro station

Life's a beach ........but rather a small one......for Metro staff Ian Robson and Hannah Darwin as they tried to bring a little bhit of summer to the Metro station in Park Lane.
Life's a beach ........but rather a small one......for Metro staff Ian Robson and Hannah Darwin as they tried to bring a little bhit of summer to the Metro station in Park Lane.
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COMMUTERS were met with the smell of coconuts and other summer treats at Park Lane Metro Station.

A seaside photo booth, deck chairs and palm trees also formed part of a pop-up beach at the station.

It was created in a bid to encourage people to use the Metro to travel to the region’s beaches.

Passengers were snapped striking their best seaside pose or pretending they were on holiday by popping their heads through comic cut-out seaside characters.

Sharon Kelly, customer service director for Tyne and Wear Metro, said: “As people pass through our sun-cream-scented stations and experience the pop-up beaches this week, we hope to bring a little sunshine to their days.

“The activity will provide a great way of helping passengers relax on their journeys and let them know about some of the fantastic places that they can visit around the region this summer.”

As part of the programme of modernisation works to improve the Metro system, the Metro line between Wallsend and Tynemouth has been closed for major redevelopment for 23 days until September 3.

Frequent replacement bus services are running throughout this time.