North East traffic and travel LIVE: What you need to know

Good morning, here’s the latest on the region’s roads and public transport.

By Fiona Thompson
Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 7:01 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 1:10 pm
Problems continue on the Metro today after overhead lines came down.
Problems continue on the Metro today after overhead lines came down.

TRAFFIC - The A690 at Low Willington has now reopened to traffic. Updated at 10.06am.

Durham Constabulary has said there is a closure on the A690 at Low Willington due to a collision. Updated at 8.15am.

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TYNE AND WEAR METRO - Problems continue on the service due to yesterday's disruption.

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A new update has been issued this afternoon, stating that during repairs to the overhead line at West Monkseaton, some further issue have been found.

This means services will not resume between Benton and North Shields at 3pm.

"We are still working to get a resumption of service in this area later on today," the service has said.

This means there are no trains today between Benton and St James for ongoing repairs to overhead lines, with 18 replacement buses to be on the road.

They are 900A Four Lane Ends to North Shields, 900 North Shields to St James. All local buses are accepting Metro tickets.

The normal Monday to Friday timetable will be running between South Hylton and the Airport. Trains will be frequent - 15 minute service or less- between Benton and South Shields. Updated at 6.50am.

SHIELDS FERRY - Ferry running a normal Tuesday service, with the first service away at 6.45am and the last at 8pm.

BUSES -STAGECOACH, GO NORTH EAST, ARRIVA NORTH EAST - There are no reported delays, but Go North East is spreading the word about changes to its services, including those which cover Sunderland, Houghton, South Shields, Durham and Chester-le-Street. Updated at 6.50am.

RAIL SERVICES - .London North Eastern Railway has said its ticket vending machines are still under maintenance and that train managers are aware and are accepting confirmation emails.

The machines had been due to be back in service until 5.30am. Updated at 8.33am.

NEWCASTLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - The Aer Lingus flight EI3351 to Dublin, which had been due to depart at 10.40am, has been delayed until 12.50pm. Updated at 7am.

DURHAM TEES VALLEY AIRPORT - There are no reported delays.