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Delays on the Metro caused by faulty doors on trains

Operator DB Regio found a fault with some of the doors on some of the Metro trains, leading to delays during rush hour Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Have you experienced delays on the Metro system over the past few days?

If so - it's down to there being less trains running on the shorter busier routes at peak times.

So where are the trains?

Operator DB Regio found a fault with some of the doors on some of the Metro trains.

This means they are being tested - and to do this, trains are being temporarily taken out of service.

A Metro spokesperson told us the main routes affected during rush hour (0700 to 0930 and 1630 to 1900) involve the following trains:

  • Pelaw
  • Monkseaton
  • Regent Centre

It's hoped that services will be back to normal by Tuesday, with the problem not likely to affect the quieter weekend and Bank Holiday services.

Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Did you know?

  • There are 90 Metro trains (individual cars) available in total on the system
  • 78 run on the lines at peak time
  • 54 run at the weekend
Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Find out more about ant delays to the system here


Video of Robson Green as Metro driver resurfaces after 20 years

A video of North East actor Robson Green promoting the Tyne and Wear Metro has been rediscovered after more than 20 years.

The educational video from 1985 featured the Geordie actor before he was famous. It was made to deter anti-social behaviour on the Metro network.

A few years after it was made, the one and only copy of the footage was lost, but, 30 years after it was made, has reappeared online.

See Robson Green play the role of a Metro driver in the video below, from 1:05.

TRAVEL: All Metro services suspended between Bede and South Shields

Metro services are delayed at stations across the network Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Metro services on South Tyneside are disrupted due to a trespass incident

All Metro services have been suspended between Bede and South Shields.

Passengers are being off-loaded from trains onto platforms at Pelaw.

Stations across the network are incredibly busy due to the Great North Run and Sunderland v Spurs at the Stadium of Light, with major delays expected to continue throughout the afternoon.

Passengers are being asked to get off the stationary trains due to the heat Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees


Haymarket Metro station reopens after short closure

Haymarket Metro station was briefly closed this afternoon. Credit: PA

Haymarket Metro station has been reopened this afternoon after a short closure.

The city centre station was closed at 12.50pm this afternoon (Thursday 4th December) for around 15 minutes after a problem with the power supply.

Passengers were not allowed to enter or exit the station during the closure but trains were still able to pass through.

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