Delays on Metro in South Shields due to 'malicious use of emergency button'

Trains running from South Shields are running late this morning.

Friday, 22nd March 2019, 7:04 am
Updated Friday, 22nd March 2019, 7:08 am
A Metro train.

Metro says it is due to "malicious use of the emergency button" and it has delayed trains running between South Shields and Benton in Newcastle.

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Passengers are advised to leave extra time for their journeys.

Metro tweeted: "There are delays of up to 15 mins to trains running between Benton and South Shields due to a malicious use of the emergency button.

"Please leave extra time for your journey."