Problems on Metro system due to failed train

A Metro train.
A Metro train.

There are problems on the Metro system this evening due to a failed train.

Bosses say there are no trains between Heworth and Gateshead Stadium stations, with passengers able to use buses as an alternative.

The service tweeted: "We currently have no trains between Heworth and Gateshead Stadium in both directions due to a failed train at Felling.

"We will be operating to all other destinations, but subject to delays.

"We have ticket acceptance between Gateshead and Heworth on the following Go North East services: 27, 58, 93, 54, Q1, X1, X10.

"The 27 will be the most direct route."

Later on it was announced that the service has been further affected due to having to remove the train.

It tweeted: "We currently have no trains Monument-Jarrow/Monument-Brockley Whins while the power is isolated in order to remove the failed train.

"Ticket acceptance has been extended on Go North East services, and the replacement bus service is also extended to cover this area."

It is hoped that a full service will be restored by 10.30pm tonight.