Services were suspended between Pelaw and South Hylton in both directions due to an issue with the overhead line on Network Rail at around 7.20am.
An update at 8.50am added: “Service has now resumed & trains are running between Park Lane & South Hylton but are subject to delays of up to 20 mins.
“Ticket acceptance cancelled as of 9am. Bus replacement ends at 9.30am.”
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