The huge operation to clear a landslip in Northumberland has been completed and services have resumed.
There were no trains between Hexham and Prudhoe and passengers were ferried on a replacement bus service.
That finally came to an end today when the line reopened after a huge operation to rebuild the bank. Kris Jepson reports:
The landslip, which caused part of the Carlisle to Newcastle rail line to close, is expected to re-open fully on Monday, February 8.Read the full story ›
The massive landslip which caused part of the Newcastle to Carlisle rail line to close for the last month, has finally been cleared.Read the full story ›
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Engineers say they hope a section of the Network Rail line between Prudhoe and Hexham blocked by a landslide could reopen in a monthRead the full story ›
The Northern Rail line between Prudhoe and Hexham is likely to remain closed until the end of the month after a landslip last week.
The rail operator have said that work is continuing to rebuild the embankment.
The landslip was between Corbridge and Riding Mill in the Farnley area.
A replacement bus service is running between Prudhoe and Hexham.
Network Rail contractors are onsite and working to repair the damage.
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The A69 Eastbound is closed due to a collision between the B6531 and the A6079. There is a diversion in place via the B6531 into Hexham.
A section of the Newcastle to Carlisle rail line will be closed for weeks after a major landslide, brought on by the heavy rains.
The slip carried earth, rocks, shale and trees onto the line, east of Corbridge. The problem has grown over the course of the day, as water continues to pour down from land above.
The route is shut between Hexham and Prudhoe. Shuttle buses are in operation between the two stations.
Engineers face the task of clearing the area before rebuilding the embankment. Network Rail estimates its teams will have to remove 50,000 tonnes of material from the site.
For more pictures from the scene, watch Helen Ford's report here:
Network Rail says it will have to remove 50,000 tonnes of earth, rock and other material that have slid down onto the tracks near Corbridge since yesterday morning.
A second landslide on the trainline between Newcastle and Carlisle means part of the route will be closed for several weeks. Unstable ground is preventing the repair work from starting.
Heavy rain caused 140 tonnes of earth to slide onto the West Line near Hexham in Northumberland on Tuesday afternoon. This was cleared and normal service resumed yesterday morning.
A second landslip around a mile to the east of the first occurred later in the morning causing the line to be closed again. Network Rail say the earth is still moving stopping them from starting the clean up job.
The line will remain open for Northern Rail passengers travelling between Carlisle and Hexham and between Prudhoe and Newcastle, with shuttle buses in operation between Hexham and Prudhoe.
Rob McIntosh, route managing director for Network Rail, said:
The safety of passengers, local people and the workforce is our priority and the area will need to be fully assessed and any repairs carried out before the line can reopen and services can return to normal. Our teams worked tirelessly to clear 140 tonnes of earth and debris from the line earlier in the week but due to the continuing rain fall a second landslip has followed nearby. We will continue to work alongside Northern Rail to keep passengers up-to-date on our progress."