Delays on Metro system after trespasser walks on track
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.
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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."