Metro cancels early morning services as strike action cuts driver availability

Metro has cancelled a number of services in the morning, Wednesday, December 11, as a result of strike action.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 10:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 10:06 pm
A number of Metro services have been cancelled tomorrow morning

Operator Nexus says driver availability is limited due to action by the RMT.

It has withdrawn two full trains operating between Sunderland and South Tyneside and Airport or Pelaw and and three shorter peak time services.

Nexus says the changes mean there will be gaps in service and trains will be particularly busy.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

It is asking passengers to leave extra time for their journey or travel outside peak hours if possible.

Affected services are:

Train 15.45am Regent Centre–Airport6.04am Airport–South Hylton7.13am South Hylton–Pelaw

Train 25.11am Regent Centre–South Shields5.54am South Shields–Longbenton

Peak service 1

6.42am Longbenton-Monkseaton7.05am Monkseaton-Pelaw7.56am Pelaw-Monkseaton8.41am Monkseaton-Pelaw9.26am Pelaw-South Gosforth

Peak service 2

7.07am Longbenton-Monkseaton7.29am Monkseaton-Pelaw8.20am Pelaw-Monkseaton

Peak service 3

7.32am Pelaw-Monkseaton8.17am Monkseaton-Pelaw9.08am Pelaw-Monkseaton