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Metro passengers face delays after two failed trains

Trains are delayed by around 30 minutes between North Shields and South Shields.
Trains are delayed by around 30 minutes between North Shields and South Shields.

Passengers travelling on the Metro between North Shields and South Shields will face delays this evening after two failed trains.

Tyne and Wear Metro has confirmed that there are delays of around 30 minutes between the two destinations due to the gap in the service.

Those travelling are advised to allow more time for their journey.

Metro has apologised for the disruption.

A Nexus spokesman said: “There have been delays to journeys between St James and South Shields this evening due to two train failures.

"The trains had to be removed from service.

"We’re sorry to customers for any inconvenience.”