Metro disruption as passengers warned to allow extra time for journeys

Paasengers have been warned about potential disruption to Metro journeys this morning (Monday, January 16).

A social media post from Tyne and Wear Metro said: “We are operating a frequent a service, however not to usual Metro timetable in some areas due to low rail adhesion.

“Please leave extra time for your journey.”

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An a earlier post said: “Due to an overhead line trip affecting the depot, we have delays to services of up to 15 minutes to trains system-wide.

Controllers are working to get these trains back to timetable as soon as possible.”

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Nexus have been contacted and we are awaiting further details about the cause of the “low rail adhesion”.

Metro passengers are being advised to allow additional times for journeys.