Metro track fault leads to delays for rush hour passengers

A track circuit fault at the Metro depot has caused delays for passengers today, Tuesday, April 20.

By Fiona Thompson
Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 7:23 am

The service has said three trains on the Airport to South Hylton line were operating with delays, with a gap of up to 20 minutes, while services to South Shields have also been affected.

Tickets were accepted on Go North East buses and a taxi service was put on between Regent Centre and Airport as the network began its working day facing the issues.

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A track fault at the depot caused delays on the Metro early today.

A spokesperson for the network said: “The track circuit fault at the depot has now been repaired.

"We currently have delays to service between South Hylton and Airport in both directions.”

For service updates, visit the @My_Metro Twitter feed with information also shared on the live travel news section of the Nexus site.

This Sunday, April 25, no trains will run between Airport and Regent Centre due to track work, with the 900 replacement bus service to run.

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