Fallen leaves lead to substantial delays on Metro in Sunderland and South Shields

Metros have been delayed between Monkseaton to South Shields and Regent Centre to South Hylton on Wednesday morning due to a technical fault and fallen leaves on the lines.

By Georgina Cutler
Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 8:58 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 9:05 am
There are substantial delays to the metro service
There are substantial delays to the metro service

Tyne and Wear metro say there are substantial delays at present between Monkseaton to South Shields and Regent Centre to South Hylton after a technical fault and fallen leaves have caused low rail adhesion.

The metro service tweeted the issue at 8.00 am today, Wednesday, November 11.

In a tweet, Tyne and Wear metro said: “There are substantial delays at present between Monkseaton to South Shields and Regent Centre to South Hylton due to a technical fault and low rail adhesion.”

Nexus, which runs the system, says leaves that fall on to the line, particularly in damp or wet weather can cause delays to the service.

The service said ‘low rail adhesion’ due to leaf fall in the autumn months is expected and the team are working to prevent delays.

Metro apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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