Metro trains suspended on Sunderland line

Passengers are facing disruption after Metro trains were halted on the Sunderland line.

Wednesday, 4th April 2018, 1:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th April 2018, 6:31 pm

Trains between East Boldon and South Hylton were knocked out by a points failure earlier this afternoon.

Trains are now running into Sunderland, but the Metro service is suspended between Park Lane and South Hylton.

A replacement bus operated by Kingsley's Coaches is now calling at all affected stations.

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Metro bosses have apologised for the inconvenience caused.

Other rail services on the line are also facing disruption.

The latest update states: "We currently have a service suspension between Park Lane and South Hylton in both directions, with a replacement bus service in operation.

"There may be some delays from Park Lane to Airport due to this, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused."