UPDATE: Metro services resume after South Shields-Hebburn line reopens

Metro services have been disrupted between South Shields and Hebburn

Metro services have been disrupted between South Shields and Hebburn

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There was misery for Metro passengers in South Tyneside on Sunday as an overhead line fault meant no trains were running between South Shields and Hebburn for around eight hours.

A replacement 900 bus service was introduced, initially running every 30 minutes before the frequency was increased to approximately every 15 minutes.

The service finally resumed just before 4pm.

A message posted on the Tyne and Wear Metro Twitter account read: "Service has resumed between Hebburn and South Shields, subject to delays. Thank you for your patience."