Metro passengers delayed as trackside fire leads to suspension of service

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A fire close to Metro lines forced the service to be suspended between two stations.

No trains were running between Fellgate and East Boldon in both directions due to a line-side fire at Brockley Whins.

The service has since resumed, but delays of up to 15 minutes are reported.

Metro posted on Twitter: "Service has now resumed and trains are running between Fellgate and East Boldon in both directions but are subject to delays of up to 15 minutes.

"This was due to a line-side fire at Brockley Whins.

"Please leave extra time for your journey."