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Storm Doris disrupts train travel

Heavy rain flooding the railway between Edinburgh and Berwick-Upon-Tweed is causing delays of up to 60 minutes.

Virgin Trains East Coast are operating a reduced service due to a 50 mph speed restriction imposed by Network Rail. Trains that do run may have an extended journey time.

London Kings Cross to Scotland services will run on the hour towards Scotland and with additional stops at Durham, Morpeth and Alnmouth as required.

Scotland to London Kings Cross services will depart at 30 minutes past the hour with additional stops at Alnmouth, Morpeth, Durham, Doncaster and Peterborough as required.

London Kings Cross to Leeds services will depart at 35 minutes past the hour and Leeds to London Kings Cross will depart at 15 past the hour.

From 17:30 onwards, in the Northbound direction the normal timetable will start to be re-introduced. And from 19:00 in the Southbound direction. These are subject to improvements in the weather.

You may travel on any train throughout today or alternatively tickets will be valid tomorrow on trains departing before 14:00.


Multi-vehicle collision causing delays on the A1 Western Bypass southbound

There are delays on the A1 southbound due to a multi-vehicle accident on the Western Bypass between the A692 Lobley Hill Road / B601 Lobley Hill Road (Lobley Hill Interchange) and A167 Durham Road / A6127 Newcastle Bank / B1296 Long Bank (Bowes Incline Angel Of The North).

Police are advising drivers to avoid the area if possible, with congestion back back to the A69 / A186 West Road (Hexham Turn Off / Denton Burn Roundabout).

There is a diversion in place, taking drivers onto the Team Valley and through Lamesley from the Coalhouse roundabout.


Closure on A64 at Scampston Bridge

Closure on A64 at Scampston Bridge Credit: PA

Police are dealing with a single vehicle collision on the A64 at West Knapton near Scampston Bridge.

It happened at 4:15pm on Tuesday.

The A64 is closed and a diversion is being put in place, however the diversion is not suitable for HGV's.

Delays are expected and traffic is instructed to avoid the area if possible or find an alternative route

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