TW Metro disruption.

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Kryten2340

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Does anyone know if they will be able to resume a full service in time for the rush hour this afternoon? Currently there is gaps of up to 30 mins between trains and no service between Benton and Monkseaton.

On a side note. I've never seen anything like it before. Was waiting at Regent Centre last night and the rails were barely visible. A terminating train had to run wrong road back to South Gosforth because it couldn't go anywhere. I also gather drivers were stranded at Pelaw.
 
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From Facebook:

"Service Update at 13:09: We are still running a reduced service with delays (up to 30 mins) between:

South Shields and Benton
Airport and South Hylton
Monkseaton and St James (delays up to 20 mins)

There is a bus replacement service (900) calling near to all stations between Monkseaton and Four Lane Ends.

Please leave extra time for your journey.

We expect disruption to continue for the rest of the day. This is due to a reduced fleet and speed restrictions caused by flood damage.

More updates to follow."
 

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Look North was still showing sections of the line near Shiremoor as flooded on the 13.30 programme, so might not be until the weekend for that bit to reopen. As for the rest of the system it will take a few days to settle down, as trains and drivers are going to be out of timetable/roster order. The Pelaw services were cancelled this morning, which suggests that there has been problems with the rolling stock as well, although I haven't seen any pictures of Metros stuck in a flood, unlike the one that happened at Airport a few years back.
 
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