Trains between St James and South Shields were delayed by around 20 minutes in both directions from around 9pm today, May 2, after a man on board the train took ill.
The train was held at Long Benton Metro station while the man was treated and then taken to hospital.
A Nexus spokesman said: "Metro services were delayed between St James and South Shields when a male passenger became unwell and required an ambulance.
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"A train was held at Long Benton Metro station while the man was treated and then taken to hospital."