Track trouble leads to delays on Metro

Passengers are facing delays on the Metro service after a faulty track led to repairs.

Tuesday, 5th June 2018, 11:54 am
Updated Tuesday, 5th June 2018, 11:57 am
A track fault has led to delays on the service.

Trains running from Gateshead to South Shields have been affected after concern was raised about the state of a section of track in the Gateshead area.

A train was halted to allow a team of engineers to repair the track safely.

This led to delays of around 15 minutes on the line, with the service expected to return to its timetable soon.

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Bus numbers 26 and 27 are accepting Metro tickets between South Shields and Monument.

A spokesman for the service said: "We apologise for the inconvenience caused."