The oldest coast to coast passenger route in the UK is celebrating its 175th anniversary. The route linking the cities of Newcastle and Carlisle opened in the 1830s.
Celebrations have been taking place along the route, Hannah McNulty went along for the ride.
Watch her full report below.
Geraldine Straker, Community Engagement Co-ordinator at Beamish, took part in the Newcastle Carlisle line 175th anniversary celebrations as Newcastle Central Station.
A train journey from another time.
Travellers in Victorian dress mixed with modern passengers as a special service left Newcastle Central Station to mark 175 years of the coast to coast route.
Celebrations have been planned along the line from Tyneside to Cumbria.
The region's gone back in time to celebrate the anniversary of the oldest coast to coast passenger line in the UK.
The Newcastle to Carlisle railway line opened in 1838 linking the two cities.
The Newcastle Carlisle line is the oldest coast to coast passenger line in the UK .
A special historical service has been planned along the historic route.
The Tyne Valley Line is celebrating a special birthday.
The route between Newcastle to Carlisle railway was completed 175 years ago on the 18 June 1838.
It's considered to be an important link between Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyneside.
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.
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.
“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.”
Travellers are set to face hefty increases in rail fares from January onwards as prices rise once again.
Prices for regulated train fares which include season tickets will rise by an average of 4.2 per cent in January. For some though, the rise will be much more.
Some rail season ticket holders will face fare rises of almost 6% in January, with tickets from Morpeth to Newcastle-upon-Tyne going up by 5%, it has been revealed.
The transport watchdog Passenger Focus said that it appeared that train companies were exercising restraint but added that the price rises will still feel steep in some places.