Delays on Metro system after driver 'takes unwell'

Metro trains.
Metro trains.

Passengers on the Metro system are facing delays this morning after a train was withdrawn due to a driver being taken unwell.

The driver had to stop at Pelaw, meaning there is a gap of up to 20 minutes for trains between that station and South Shields.

The service tweeted a short while ago: "We have a gap in the service of up to 20 mins to trains running between South Shields and Pelaw due to a train being withdrawn.

It added: "The driver has took unwell at Pelaw."