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Major rail timetable changes could cause disruption

Northern Rail are cutting some of peak hour services Credit: ITV Border

Rail passengers could face disruption after the biggest shake up in rail timetables in decades.

Rail operators say it will mean more direct services and reduce journey times but Northern Rail are cutting some of peak hour services.

More than four million trains have been rescheduled across Britain.

Passengers are urged to check the new timetables before they travel.

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Heavy snowfall causes travel disruption

HGVs struggling on the A68 near Carter Bar Credit: ITV News Border

Heavy snowfall and ice is causing disruption across the region_. _

There have been 15 accidents in Cumbria this morning and several roads closed in Cumbria and southern Scotland due to treacherous driving conditions.

Snow settled on top of ice on a village road in Cumbria Credit: ITV News Border
Treacherous driving conditions on minor roads Credit: ITV News Border