Delays on Metro system after driver 'takes unwell'
Passengers on the Metro system are facing delays this morning after a train was withdrawn due to a driver being taken unwell.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"We have a gap in the service of up to 20 mins to trains running between South Shields and Pelaw due to a train being withdrawn.
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It added: "The driver has took unwell at Pelaw."