Delays on Metro system because of power issue

A Metro train.
A Metro train.
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Commuters are facing delays on the Tyne and Wear Metro this morning due to a power issue.

The problem is affecting trains between South Shields station and South Gosforth station in Newcastle.

The service tweeted: "There are currently delays between South Shields and South Gosforth from the earlier power issue at Benton."

Bosses say they hope to rectify the problem as soon as possible.