Tyne and Wear Metro line fully reopens after power fault

Metro train.
Metro train.

A power fault which closed part of the Tyne and Wear Metro system in a second day of misery for travellers, has now been corrected.

Trains are running to all destinations, but are subject to residual delays.

A Nexus spokesman said the problem has now been fixed by engineers from Network Rail.

The service had been suspended in both directions, between Pelaw and Brockley Whins.

However, the service was running between South Hylton and Brockley Whins.

Local bus services are accepting Metro tickets and passes and there are also six taxis operating in the affected areas.

The spokesman said earlier: "At 12.34pm, what appears to be a power fault has occurred.

"The service is currently unavailable between Pelaw and Brockley Whins, in both directions."

The outage comes the day after line fualt between South Shields and Hebburn closed that part of the line for around eight hours.