Delays to morning Metro services after overhead line trip

Commuters using Metro services on Monday, August 5, may face delays following an overhead line trip on the service.

Monday, 5th August 2019, 7:28 am
Updated Monday, 5th August 2019, 8:39 am
There are delays to Metro services on Monday, August 5.

Metro confirmed the delays on its official Twitter account @My_Metro shortly after 5am. The service’s first trains hit the tracks late due to the issue, having a knock-on effect on the timetable.

The message said: “Our trains are starting to come out of the depot but are late into service.

“This is due to an overhead line trip in the depot. We are sorry for the delay to your first trains this morning.”

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Metro trains are still running to all destinations – but not to usual timetable, the service added.

Two peak services have also been cancelled due to ‘fleet availability’.

The journeys are:

07:49: Regent Centre - Pelaw

08:20: Pelaw - Monkseaton

07:19: Longbenton - Monkseaton

07:41: Monkseaton- Pelaw

08:26: Pelaw - Regent Centre