There are delays to the Metro service between South Shields and central Newcastle after police were called to assist with an "obstructive" passenger at a station.
Northumbria Police confirmed officers were called to South Shields Metro station shortly before 11.30am today to reports of a "passenger being obstructive" on a train.
A spokesman for the force continued: "The individual was reported to have had a disagreement with staff after not having sufficient money to buy a ticket.
"The situation [was] resolved without the requirement for police assistance."
Nexus confirmed on the @MyMetro Twitter account that there were 15-minute delays to the service from South Shields to St James' while the situation was dealt with.
A Nexus spokesman said: “There were delays between South Shields and St James due to a police incident at 11.30am.
"A passenger on a train at South Shields Metro station did not have a ticket and was obstructive with our staff.”