A limited train service between Newcastle and Berwick could be back up and running by this afternoon, Network Rail has said.
All east coast services north of Newcastle are suspended after flash floods caused landslips close to the main line.
Trains between Carlisle and Newcastle are very busy today because of the closure of the line between Newcastle and Edinburgh. Extra carriages are being added where possible.
Metro services are delayed for up to an hour on the Airport to Sunderland line. An additional train is running.
The A692 Lobley Hill Road in Gateshead remains closed between the A1 and Sunniside after flooding damaged the bridge over the A1.
The A184 Askew Road, which was closed earlier, has reopened.
Ovingham Bridge in Prudhoe is closed because of flooding.
Hundreds of rail passengers were left stranded at Newcastle Central Station after flash floods closed part of the east coast mainline.
A landslip at Berwick meant northbound trains were terminating at Newcastle. Services remain suspended this morning.
Rush hour travellers are facing serious disruption on some of the region's busiest roads. A number of routes are closed this morning after flash flooding left damage and standing water yesterday afternoon.
- A184 in Gateshead closed between A1 and Redheugh Bridge due to flooding
- The A692 Lobley Hill Road is closed in Gateshead after flooding damaged the bridge over the A1
All train services on the east coast north of Newcastle remain cancelled this morning after flash floods yesterday afternoon.
Trains are terminating at Newcastle. East Coast says tickets will be accepted on other routes, and can be used tomorrow.
East Coast are advising passengers not to travel today, but passengers who need to are advised to travel to Carlisle and change trains.
A spokesman for Network Rail said it would be later today before he could say when the line will reopen.
Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at Newcastle Central Station, and hundreds more faced long delays after trains backed up outside.