Metro system down between Sunderland and South Hylton after train breaks down

No Metro trains are running between Sunderland and South Hylton this morning ahead of a day of cancelled services due to driver availability.

Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 8:03 am

Nexus, which runs the system, says there are trains on the section between the city centre and South Hylton in both directions due to a failed train at Park Lane, with Stagecoach accepting Metro tickets on bus services 8 and 20.

The issue was reported at 7.30am today, Tuesday, November 10.

As of 7.45am, train has also been withdrawn from service at South Shields due to a fault, leading to a gap in the service of up to 20 minutes to trains running between South Shields and South Gosforth.

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The Metro network has been hit by delays today due to failed trains and other issues.

A further train has been withdrawn at Pelaw due to a fault, which has caused a gap in the service of up to 20 minutes for trains running between Pelaw and South Hylton, while there have also been delays between South Hylton and Airport due to signalling problems.

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A number of services have been cancelled due to driver availability.They are:

AM Peak 106:42 Longbenton - Monkseaton07:03 Monkseaton - Pelaw07:52 Pelaw - Monkseaton08:39 Monkseaton - Pelaw09:28 Pelaw - South Gosforth

Core Service 105.30 Benton – South Shields06.20 South Shields – Pelaw

Core Service 213.36 South Gosforth – South Shields14.20 South Shields – St James16.00 St James – South Shields

PM Peak 116:00 Regent Centre - Pelaw16:34 Pelaw - Monkseaton17:21 Monkseaton - Pelaw18:04 Pelaw - Benton

PM Peak 215:24 Regent Centre - Pelaw15:58 Pelaw - Monkseaton16:45 Monkseaton - Pelaw17:34 Pelaw - Benton

PM Peak 315:29 Longbenton - Monkseaton15:51 Monkseaton - Pelaw16:46 Pelaw - Monkseaton17:32 Monkseaton - Pelaw18:17 Pelaw - South Gosforth

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