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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.
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.
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.”
A power failure on the Tyne and Wear Metro has resulted in there being no services running.
There is a power supply issue at the depot.
Passengers are advised to find an alternative way to travel.
There are currently no Metro services system-wide due to a power supply problem at the depot. Please find an alternative mode of travel.
High numbers of metro passengers as a result of the Great North Run is causing delays on the Metro lines.
Nexus which runs the service is urging travellers to remain patient.
The crowds have cleared at Haymarket, Heworth and Pelaw. Queue time at South Shields returning to Newcastle is approximately 90 minutes.
Apologies for some trains being held at signals between Hebburn and South Shields. The pauses are to regulate power supply #GreatNorthRun
Where trains are briefly held up between stations don't worry, we will be back on the move within a few minutes #GreatNorthRun
There are delays of 20 minutes in the Coast area due to congestion caused by the Great North Run. We are working to clear the disruption.
Metro services have resumed between South Gosforth and Shiremoor following a 34 day closure while a £20m programme of modernisation work was carried out.
A road improvement scheme by Newcastle City Council, which will see Killingworth Road widened towards the Haddricks Mill roundabouts is still ongoing.
It'll be closed until Spring 2018.
“I am pleased to confirm that the Metro line between South Gosforth and Shiremoor is back open to Metro services on the target date that we set.
“We have packed an enormous amount of work into the last 34 days, replacing six kilometres of track and installing an entirely new Metro bridge at Killingworth Road.
“This has been the most intensive summer of investment in Metro’s history. The work will ensure we have a Metro system for many decades to come.
A bridge has been lifted into place as part of a large engineering project on the Tyne and Wear Metro.
Machinery called a multi-wheeled lifting rig was used to install the bridge.
The line has been closed between South Gosforth and Shiremoor for several weeks.
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There is currently no service on metros between Pelaw and Brockley Whins due to overhead line problems.
We have no trains between Pelaw and Brockley Whins as we repair the overhead line. Update to follow.
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