An elderly woman brought trains to a halt in Newcastle when she drove her car onto the tracks.
Services were suspended between Newcastle Airport and the Regent Centre in North Newcastle after the car was spotted on the line at Kingston Park Metro station.
The driver had gone onto the railway at the level crossing and was heading towards Bank Foot station before she stopped at the platform.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 8.30pm on Monday and safely got the woman out of the car.
A Nexus spokesperson said police and rail engineers had to assess the situation before moving the car and letting trains run again.
The level crossing and the track was also being checked for any damage.
While trains were suspended, a taxi service was provided for passengers.
Metro trains were back in service at around 9.15pm.
Passer-by Nathan Richardson tweeted: ‘Whole load of police cars at KP station. A car has driven up the line, looks like towards Bank Foot.’
It’s not the first time a driver took the wrong turn onto a track and came face-to-face with a Metro train.
In 2009, a 40-year-old woman drove on to the track at Fawdon in Newcastle, and went hundreds of metres before her vehicle broke down as a train approached.
It took the car three hours to be removed from off the tracks.