Engineers work throughout the night to repair storm damage to Metro lines

Repair work has been carried out throughout the night to repair overhead lines which came down as a storm hit the North East.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 8:42 am

The Metro trains are running “as normal” this morning, Tuesday, May 11, after the stretch of line between Airport and Regent Centre was effected when the region experienced thunder, lightning and heavy rain during the afternoon.

Nexus, which runs the service, said its engineers have repaired 1,000 metres of damaged overhead wire between Fawdon and Kingston Park.

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A still from a video shared by the Tyne and Wear Metro as its engineers repaired overhead lines brought down by severe weather.

A bus replacement service was put on yesterday, while delays were caused for passengers travelling across the network, including in South Tyneside and Sunderland.

Meanwhile, a peak service has been withdrawn today due to a core service train developing a fault, affecting the 7.50am Monkseaton to Pelaw train and the 8.39 Pelaw to Monkseaton service.

Nexus has said: “We're sorry for any inconvenience caused.”

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