Rail services through Berwick are subject to delays and cancellation this morning due to signal problems in the area. A fault with the signalling system between Alnmouth and Berwick meant all lines were blocked earlier this morning.
- Services are suspended on Northern between Chathill and Morpeth.
- Services suspended on CrossCountry between Alnmouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed
- Services on Virgin East Coast between Newcastle and Berwick-upon-Tweed currently subject to delays and cancellation
A good service is expected to resume by 8am.
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Fare dodger Caroline Elstob has been jailed for making 31 train journeys over a seven-month period without paying.
The 51-year-old, of Westmorland Road, Newcastle, extensively travelled on trains between Newcastle and Edinburgh, York and Leeds and local stations between September, 2015 and March, 2016 and defrauded four train companies a total of £1,615.70.
She was jailed at Newcastle Crown Court for 15 months for fraudulent rail travel, theft and breach of a Community Behaviour Order.
A train manufacturer will build 95 new carriages in County Durham to connect the North-East with Manchester and Liverpool.
Hitachi Rail Europe's site in Newton Aycliffe will deliver the order worth £230 million for FirstGroup’s TransPennine Express franchise.
Trains are expected to be on the tracks by 2019.
First Group now taken full ownership of the franchise and plans to invest £500 million in improving trains, service and some stations.
There are delays of up to one hour on Virgin Trains East Coast between Edinburgh Waverley and Newcastle due to broken down train between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Alnmouth.
A recovery train is en route. Disruption is likely to continue until around 17:00.
There are delays of up to two hours on Virgin Trains East Coast and Grand Central trains between Grantham and Doncaster due to overhead line problems at Newark North Gate.
A man has died after being hit by a train in County Durham.
British Transport Police and emergency services were called to Croxdale Viaduct, Sunderland Bridge at around 5.45am this morning, September 3rd, following a report of a person struck by a train.
Officers from BTP and Durham Constabulary attended the incident, alongside colleagues from North East Ambulance Service. A man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident is currently not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
Police are currently working to identify the man and inform his family.
Owing to a person hit by a train between Newcastle and Durham, trains through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 mins.
East Coast has announced that there will be delays between Newcastle and Durham this afternoon after a person was hit by a train.
A proposal to re-open passenger rail services between Newcastle and Ashington in Nothumberland has been put before the Transport Secretary today.
The route was closed to passengers over 50 years ago and is now only used by freight trains.
It is hoped that the service could reverse economic decline and unemployment in South East Northumberland, as Richard Wilson reports.
Watch his full report below.