No Metros running between Bede and South Shields as buses accept tickets

Metro trains were suspended on part of the South Tyneside line on Wedneday, March 11.

There are no Metros between South Shields and Bede.
There are no Metros between South Shields and Bede.

The suspension, caused by a failed train, was confirmed on Twitter by @My_Metro at around 10.40am.

A statement said: “We currently have a service suspension between Bede and South Shields in both directions.

“We have ticket acceptance on Go North East services 26 and 27. Metro apologise for the inconvenience.”

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A failed train had broken down between Chichester and South Shields at 10.30am, causing the original closure between Shields and Bede.

The suspension was later reduced to between Chichester and South Shields.

Services resumed for customers at 12.10pm.

A Nexus spokesman added: “There were delays to Metro services to and from South Shields due to a train that broke down.

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“The train needed to be moved to sidings and we then needed to reset signalling equipment.

“Metro tickets were accepted on local bus services. We’re sorry for the inconvenience this caused passengers.”