More Metro misery as withdrawn train causes morning rush-hour delays

Passengers on parts of the Metro system were facing fresh delays.
Passengers on parts of the Metro system were facing fresh delays.

Passengers on parts of the Tyne and Wear Metro were facing more commuting misery today.

A train was been withdrawn from service at South Shields, leading to a gap in service of up to 15 minutes to trains running between South Shields and South Gosforth.

A Metro spokesman said: "Please leave extra time for your journey if you're travelling in the area."

Passengers were also reminded that at St Peter's station in Sunderland, platform 2 lift is out of use until 5pm on Friday 17 November to allow for refurbishment work.