Metro services suspended from Monument to South Shields and Brockley Whins after overhead line collapses

Metro services have been suspended following an overhead line collapsing.

Monday, 28th October 2019, 2:12 pm
Updated Monday, 28th October 2019, 3:51 pm
Metro services have been suspended following an overhead line collapse.

There are currently no trains running between Monument and South Shields.

Nexus has confirmed that this is due to an overhead line that has come down between Jarrow and Hebburn and that engineers have arrived in the area.

Services were originally also suspended between Monument and Brockley Whins but have now resumed.

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The operator is unable to confirm exactly when all services affected will be back up and running.

In the meantime, replacement buses are running and passengers can also use the following Go North East buses on which Metro tickets will be accepted: Q1, Q2, 5, 50 26, 27, 57, 1, 1A.

A Nexus spokesman said: “Metro services have resumed between Monument and Brockley Whins but they remain suspended between Pelaw and South Shields. This is due to a problem with the overhead line in the Hebburn area.

“We have nine replacement buses running between Pelaw and South Shields and Metro ticket acceptance on local buses.

“Work is ongoing to repair the damaged overhead line.

“The disruption means that our extra evening peak services will not be running, so trains will be busier and not running to timetable.

“We’re sorry for the disruption and inconvenience caused.”