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Nexus has launched an investigation after Tyne and Wear Metro trains had to be evacuated, because of the heat. The weather caused over-head line failures on 18th July. Services returned to normal in the early hours of 19th July.
Services on one of the region's biggest transport networks are expected to return to normal this morning.
Trains on the Tyne and Wear Metro had to be evacuated after overhead line failures caused trains to break down Thursday afternoon.
There's been huge disruption to the Tyne and Wear Metro system after searing temperatures caused a power blow out on one of its busiest sections.
Passengers were stranded in a tunnel at Gateshead after the train they were on became entangled in overhead lines that were sagging in the heat.
Hundreds of passengers are queuing in Newcastle city centre to catch buses home after Metro services were suspended.
Sections of the network ground to a halt after it's thought a train got caught up in overhead power lines sagging in the hot weather.
Long queues have formed at bus stops across Tyneside with some passengers telling Tyne Tees they have been waiting more than two hours.
It is not yet known when the network will be running at full capacity again.
All passengers have now been rescued from stranded Metro trains.
Some services are now running between Heworth and South Shields, Heworth and South Hylton and to all destinations north of the river.
There is still no service between Gateshead and Heworth.
It is thought that the heat has made overhead power lines on the Metro network sag down, and that a train became caught up with then in the tunnel.
A replacement bus services and extra staff are in place but there is no word on when services will resume.
Metro lines between Monument and Hebburn and Monument and Brockley Whins are out of service because of problems with power lines.
It is not known how long the fault will take to fix.
Passengers have been trapped in a tunnel after a power failure on the Tyne and Wear Metro.
Firefighters were alerted to the scene to rescue them from the train.
It is believed the heat may have caused an overhead power line to sag, causing it to become tangled with a train below.