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Severe delays on the Tyne and Wear Metro

There are currently no Metro trains between Monument and Brockley Whins Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

There are currently no Metro trains running from Monument to Brockley Whins due to overhead power line issues.

There are no trains running between Monument & Brockley Whins and Monument & Jarrow in both directions until further notice . This is due to a problem with the power supply. Go North East are accepting Metro tickets in the affected area. Bus services 27, 56 and X10. We will update you as soon as we have more information.

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Virgin Trains East Coast strike is suspended

Virgin Trains East Coast. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire/PA Images

A planned 48-hour strike on Virgin Trains East Coast has been suspended following progress in talks.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union had been due to walk out on Friday and Saturday in a dispute over the role of guards and other issues.

Virgin had said it would have run a normal service if the strike had gone ahead.

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