Metro commuters face delays following power fault

Metro passengers are being warned to expect delays on services this morning due to an earlier power fault.

Tuesday, 30th January 2018, 7:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th January 2018, 9:25 am
Commuters are being warned to expect delays.

Commuters travelling between St James and South Shields in both directions are being advised to leave more time for their journey following a power fault at Gateshead Stadium.

The power fault occurred at 7.29am and the train was at a halt for eight minutes, causing knock-on delays.

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A Nexuus spokesman said: “A train developed a power fault this morning when it was at Gateshead Stadium.

"The train had to be returned to the depot.

"The knock -on effect was some delays on the South Shields line due to there being a gap in service.

"We apologise to customer for the inconvenience.

“Nexus has secured Government funding to replace our 40 year-old Metro train fleet faults like this can be eradicated.”