Metro delays caused by CCTV fault

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METRO passengers are experiencing delays after a fault on the travel service’s CCTV system.

Train lines between Newcastle, Sunderland and South Shields have been affected by the problem, which has now been repaired.

A spokesman for Metro said a “technical fault” on the CCTV system which allows train drivers to monitor station platforms caused the disruption.

Trains on the South Shields line are now running normally – every 12 minutes – but not to schedule.

And there is still a slight delay from Newcastle to Sunderland, with trains running every 15 minutes, instead of 12.

Delays are expected to be rectified by about 3.30pm, in time for rush hour.

A spokesman for Metro, said: “We apologise to passengers for any inconvenience caused.”

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