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Newcastle to Carlisle line celebrates 175 years

Brass band plays as Carlisle train departs Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Celebrations and activities are taking place along the railway line between Newcastle and Carlisle as the route celebrates its 175th anniversary.

A brass band played as trains departed from Newcastle Central Station, and many other events have been planned at stations along the line.

Some passengers dressed in in the clothes passengers would have worn when the line was completed Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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Network Rail: "Defect" causing disruption

Network Rail says a rail "defect" is causing delays because of emergency engineering work which is affecting trains on the east coast mainline between Doncaster and York.

At the moment we are only able to accommodate two East Coast trains in each direction per hour. Cross Country services are unable to call at Doncaster. Hull Trains are running via Goole. Other services are subject to some delay as a result of this incident.

– Network Rail spokeswoman

“Our engineers are on site and we will restore full services as quickly as possible. Passengers are advised to check their journey with National Rail Enquiries.”

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