Delays on Metro system due to signalling problems

A Metro train.
A Metro train.

There are delays on the Tyne and Wear Metro system this morning due to a signalling issue.

The service has tweeted: "There are minor delays to trains running between St James and South Shields, both directions, due to signalling problems near Howdon."

Passengers are advised to be aware of this problem before setting off on their journeys today.