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Tyne and Wear Metro - trains are not running to timetable

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The Tyne and Wear Metro is not running to schedule.

There are big problems between Regent Centre, Monkseaton and Pelaw. Trains are running every 15 minutes everywhere else.

This is due to faulty trains and bad weather.

“This morning’s peak trains were withdrawn due to faults caused by the severe cold weather. Ten trains were withdrawn but the core Metro service was maintained.

“Metro is running to all destinations but not to timetable. Passengers will notice trains feeling a lot busier due to the peak services not running.

“We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused.”

– Nexus

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Limited service resumes on Tyne and Wear Metro

Services are slowly resuming on the Tyne and Wear Metro Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The Metro operator says a limited service has now resumed, after it was hit by a major fault first thing this morning.

Nexus says some trains are running between Pelaw and Benton, and Pelaw and Regent Centre.

Passengers are urged to go to www.nexus.org.uk or the Nexus Twitter page @MY_Metro for the latest infomation.

Metro bosses aim to restore services after major fault stops trains

Metro trains have been halted by a major fault Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Bosses at the Tyne and Wear Metro say they are aiming to restore services later tonight, after a major fault prevented services from running.

A spokesman for the operator, Nexus, said the issue was caused by a blown transformer at the South Gosforth electrical substation around 5:30am on Sunday 29th October. It meant that trains could not be moved from the depot onto the main lines.

Work has been taking place to restore services, hopefully tonight, and in time for the Monday morning rush hour.

“.. No Metro services are operating across the system until further notice. We are sorry for the inconvenience to customers.

“Engineers are on site and are working to repair the power fault so that trains can be moved out from the depot as soon as possible.

– Nexus spokesperson

Passengers are being urged to find alternative transport until the issue is resolved.

Nexus is also advising people to go to www.nexus.org.uk for the latest updates or visit its Twitter page @MY_Metro.”

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