Disruption to Metro services as failed train at Jarrow causes delays

A failed train at Jarrow Metro station caused delays across the network on Saturday, April 10.

Tyne and Wear Metro reported a failed train at the Jarrow stop at around 2.20pm on Saturday, advising passengers that only one platform was in use at the station.

A message on the @MyMetro Twitter account said: “Passengers travelling from Jarrow should also be aware that trains towards South Shields and also to St James will both be departing from Platform 1.”

Following the incident on Saturday afternoon, the service also warned of delays of around 40 minutes on trains travelling on the route between South Shields and St James.

A failed train at Jarrow Metro station has caused delays to the service.


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A second statement added: “Passengers are advised to check the front of trains as they arrive.”

The Metro network is expected to return to a full timetable on Sunday, April 11 following a reduction in service due to the impact of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

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