Metro is halted

Sunday Sun - - News -

A FAULT with over­head power cables brought part of the Metro to a halt for al­most six hours.

A sec­tion of the over­head line came down near Percy Main at ap­prox­i­mately 3.10pm on Fri­day, forc­ing ser­vices to grind to a halt in both di­rec­tions be­tween Wallsend and North Shields in the af­fected area.

Pas­sen­gers were able to use Metro tick­ets on lo­cal bus ser­vices and, from 5pm, on a re­place­ment bus be­tween sta­tions.

No trains were left stranded on the line, hav­ing pulled up at sta­tions to al­low pas­sen­gers to get off

How­ever, the prob­lems caused de­lays across the Metro net­work, with trains not run­ning to the sched­uled timetable.

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