Severe delays on Metro after power problem hits network

Metro passengers could be set for delayed journeys this morning.
Metro passengers could be set for delayed journeys this morning.

Metro passengers are experiencing severe delays this morning after a power problem hit the network.

The service is suspended between the Kingston Park and Airport stations, but the problem stretches system-wide, with delays of 30 minutes reported.

Tyne and Wear Metro tweeted this morning to reveal that Stagecoach buses X77, X78 and X79 were accepting tickets, while a NODA taxi was operating for those affected.

Metro went on to say that there was a power problem near to the depot.