North East traffic and travel LIVE: What you need to know

Good morning, here's the latest news on the traffic and travel across the region.

Friday, 22nd February 2019, 5:36 am
Updated Monday, 25th February 2019, 12:07 pm
The A19.

Follow us throughout the day as we update you with the latest information on transport services and what is happening on the roads.

TRAFFIC - update 11.43am

* North East Live Traffic have reported that the A1231 Wessington Way, lane 2 partially blocked after the Colima Ave roundabout due to a broken down car.

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METRO - update 1.04pm

There are delays of up to 25 minutes to trains running between Regent Centre and South Hylton due to a train being withdrawn from service.

SHIELDS FERRY - update 11.44am

The ferry service is not running at all this week while essential maintenance work is carried out on South Shields ferry landing.

A replacement bus service will run in place of the ferry, every 30 minutes, from both sides of the river.

Bus departure times from South Shields are not the same as the usual ferry timetable.

The replacement bus timetable, maps of the ferry landings, location of bus stops and information for cyclists can also be found at

Normal service is scheduled to resume on Monday, March 4.


There are no reports of any delays.


There are no reports of any delays.

RAIL -update 11.47am

There are no reports of delays.

BUSES -update 11.48am

There are no reports of any delays.