Delays on Metro due to 'passenger illness'

Commuters on the Metro system are facing delays after a passenger was taken ill this morning.

South Shields Metro station.
South Shields Metro station.

Bosses say there are delays of up to 20 minutes between the South Shields and St James' stations.

The service tweeted: "We currently have delays of up to 20 minutes to services between South Shields - St James due to two trains held at different stations following passenger illness.

"Sorry for the disruption to your journey."