Metro passengers are facing delays this morning after a trespasser was spotted walking on the tracks.
The man had been seen by Metro staff in the Howdon area of North Tyneside.
He was later coaxed back onto a Metro train and arrested by police.
The incident has caused delays of up to 25 minutes to trains running between St James in Newcastle and South Shields in both directions.
Metro tweeted: "There are delays of up to 25 mins to trains running between St James and South Shields in both directions due to a trespasser on track in the Howdon area.
"Please leave extra time for your journey."