Metro disruptions continue for a third day

Photograph: Chris McKenna.
Photograph by: Chris McKenna.

Metro disruptions have continued for a third day.

It was announced on Tuesday, January 12, that there were no trains travelling between Pelaw and Brockley Whins, in either direction, due to a power supply fault.

Services between Heworth and Pelaw have resumed.

However, services between Pelaw and Brockley Whins remain suspended.

A Metro spokesman said: “Metro services remain suspended between Pelaw and Brockley Whins. We are sorry for the inconvenience this is causing our customers who are traveling through that affected area.”

The Metro have expressed their gratitude for people’s patience and have continued to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

A replacement bus service, 900, is in operation between the affected areas.

Valid Metro tickets can also be used on Northern Rail services between Newcastle and Sunderland.

A Metro spokesman added: “The line is owned and managed by Network Rail and they are in the process of replacing the damaged power cables.”

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “We apologise for the continuing disruption to passengers using Nexus services in the area around Pelaw and Brockley Whins, which is being caused by a cable fault that is impacting the running of electric trains.

“Engineers worked through the night to try to fix the fault but will need to return tonight (Thursday, January 14) to complete the work.”

The spokesperson added: “We hope to restore a normal service tomorrow morning.”

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