Metro breakdown investigated

An investigation has been launched after a large section of the Tyne and Wear Metro was shut down when hot weather caused problems with overhead power lines. The service has now been resumed.

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Long queues as Metro suspended

Hundreds wait to catch buses as Metro suspended Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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.

Some passengers say they have been waiting more that two hours Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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.

Passengers waiting at bus stop at Heworth Metro station Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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