Metro passengers warned of delays between South Shields and St James stations after Hebburn points failure

Nexus warned Metro passengers to leave extra time for their journeys due to a points failure and platform closure at Hebburn on Sunday, July 10.

The warning first came at around 3.30pm as the @My_Metro Twitter account confirmed delays of around 15 minutes to trains running between South Shields and St James.

A further update confirmed that Platform 1 at Hebburn Metro station was closed, due to a points failure in that area.

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The service added: “Trains for Newcastle and for South Shields from Hebburn will depart from Platform 2. Please check the front of the train for the destination if you are travelling from Hebburn.”

Delays continued throughout the afternoon, as thousands of gig-goers packed out Bents Park, South Shields, for the first free Sunday concert of the summer season.

As of 6pm on Sunday, there were delays of 25 minutes still being reported between South Shields and St James stations.

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There are delays to Metro services between South Shields and St James, in Newcastle.