Signalling problem affects services on South Tyneside Metro line

Metro services have been suspended on the South Tyneside line
Metro services have been suspended on the South Tyneside line

A signalling problem has forced the suspension of services on part of the South Tyneside line.

The problem initially meant no trains were running in either direction between Bede and South Shields.

Service has now resumed between Bede and Chichester, but is subject to delays and not running to timetable.

A replacement bus service has been extended between Jarrow and South Shields, and tickets are being accepted on the 26 and 27 between Jarrow and South Shields.