Fire alarms and broken down trains have caused chaos for Metro commuters this morning.
Tyne and Wear Metro passengers were left stranded on trains as they travelled between South Shields and Newcastle today, causing multiple delays across services.
Delays started around 7am when the Metro reported delays of up to 15 minutes to trains running between South Gosforth and South Shields and South Hylton due to a failed train.
Just minutes later more delays of around 15 minutes were caused due to a fire alarm activation affecting trains between the airport to South Hylton; and from St James to South Shields.
Central Station was later closed around 8am as fire alarms continued, with passengers forced to use Go North East bus service who were accepting Metro tickets on all bus services.
The Gazette also received reports of passengers stuck on trains from South Shields for over 20 minutes, with the driver stopping just 600 yards outside of the station.
The Metro announced Central Station has re-opened around 10am and trains to all destinations are running with continued delays.