Metros delayed after passenger takes ill on train

One person has been taken to hospital after becoming unconscious on a Metro from Gateshead to South Hylton.

Saturday, 3rd September 2016, 3:23 pm
Updated Saturday, 3rd September 2016, 4:31 pm
Trains are delayed after an unconscious person was taken to hospital by ambulance crews.

An ambulance was called to Gateshead Stadium around 3.45pm after a passenger alerted the driver that a person on the train had become unconscious.

A Nexus spokesman said trains were delayed for around 15 minutes while the ambulance arrived, but said the service has now resumed.A spokesman said: "A passenger alerted the driver that another passenger had become unconscious on the train and an ambulance was called.

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"Trains heading to South Shields and South Hylton were held until it arrived.

"The service has now resumed."