Disruption to Metro services brings delay to journeys towards South Tyneside

A failed train has led to a service gap impacting Metro journeys from Newcastle to South Shields.

The Tyne and Wear Metro told travellers this morning that a minor delay in trains travelling to South Shields had resulted from a failed train at an earlier point in the line travelling to South Tyneside.

At around 11am on Sunday, June 6, a failed train in Newcastle city centre created a gap in the South Tyneside service of up to 35 minutes between St James and South Shields, as well as other coastal stops.

"This is due to an earlier train being removed from service due to a fault and the trains behind being delayed,” the Tyne and Wear Metro said.

Journeys towards South Tyneside have been impacted by the failed train.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

At 11.36am, it was confirmed that the earlier failed train had returned to service at South Gosforth towards South Shields.

The service is currently understood to be operating as scheduled.

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