Metro passengers facing morning delays

Delays of up to 25 minutes are reported.
Delays of up to 25 minutes are reported.

Metro passengers are facing delays this morning because of an obstruction on the line.

The problem is affecting much of the system, with delays of up to 25 minutes reported between South Shields and St James in both directions.

No further information has been given.

A tweet by Metro said: "Delays of up to 25 minutes St James and South Shields, and up to 25 minutes South Shields and St James due to obstruction on the line."