Tyne & Wear

Metro blaze on Tyneside sees train evacuated

Metro evacuation Image copyright Cameron Bell
Image caption Passengers made their way on to the trackside area

Commuters had to be evacuated from a Metro train on Tyneside after a fire broke out on board a carriage.

Fire crews were called at 07:35 BST to the train, which was travelling between Howdon and Hadrian Road stations.

The service was suspended between North Shields and St James' stations. It resumed about 09:45 BST.

On Twitter, passenger @Kitty_Woo told the BBC the emergency button was pressed after the back carriage began to fill with smoke.

The Office for Rail Regulation will carry out an investigation.

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