Delays on Metro system after trespasser walks on track

Metro passengers are facing delays this morning after a trespasser was spotted walking on the tracks.

By David Allison
Monday, 15 April, 2019, 07:11
The Metro system has delays this morning.

The man had been seen by Metro staff in the Howdon area of North Tyneside.

He was later coaxed back onto a Metro train and arrested by police.

The incident has caused delays of up to 25 minutes to trains running between St James in Newcastle and South Shields in both directions.

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Metro tweeted: "There are delays of up to 25 mins to trains running between St James and South Shields in both directions due to a trespasser on track in the Howdon area.

"Please leave extra time for your journey."