Metro services back on track after problem saw passengers ferried in Taxis

South Hylton Metro Station
South Hylton Metro Station
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Metro services are back in action after an obstruction on the overhead line knocked out trains on the Sunderland line.

Taxis were deployed to keep passengers moving after services between Park Lane and South Hylton were knocked out at rush hour.

Six-seater taxis are operated a shuttle service to carry passengers as Metro engineers worked to fix the problem.

Metro bosses have now confirmed the trains are back in action.