There are currently delays of up to one hour on CrossCountry, First Transpennine Express, Northern Rail and Virgin Trains East Coast between Newcastle and Darlington due to emergency services dealing with an incident at Durham.
- CrossCountry between Newcastle and Plymouth / Southampton Central
- First TransPennine Express between Newcastle and Liverpool Lime Street
- Northern Rail between Newcastle and Saltburn
- Virgin Trains East Coast between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross
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There is heavy traffic on the A177 near Sedgefield, County Durham following a four vehicle collision.
The road is currently closed between A689 (Sands Hall Roundabout) and B1278 both ways.
The Tyne and Wear Metro have reported systemwide delays due to a points failure on Network Rail Infrastructure.
Delays of up to 25 mins to trains running between Pelaw and South Shields and South Hylton due to a points failure.
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British Transport Police say a person has been hit by a train on the East Coast Main Line between Morpeth and Alnmouth.
We were called shortly before 2pm on Tuesday, 25 August, to reports of a person being struck by a train close to a foot crossing in Warkworth, Northumberland.
Colleagues from Northumbria Police and North East Ambulance Service also attended, and a person was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident is not being treated as suspicious, and officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.
A file will be prepared for the coroner."
Trains are having to run at a reduced speed on some lines, and may be delayed by up to an hour and a half or cancelled at short notice.
Train services on Virgin Trains East Coast, CrossCountry and Northern Rail are being disrupted between Morpeth and Alnmouth due to emergency services dealing with an incident.
Trains are having to run at a reduced speed on some lines, and may be delayed by up to an hour or cancelled at short notice.
Virgin Trains says there is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 16:30.
Alternative travel options
CrossCountry passengers may use:
- Virgin Trains services between Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh
- First TransPennine Express services between Manchester Piccadilly and Edinburgh / GlasgowCentral
- Virgin Trains East Coast services between Doncaster and Edinburgh
- ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central via Shotts or Motherwell
Virgin Trains East Coast passengers may use:
- Virgin Trains services between London Euston and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central.
- CrossCountry services between Doncaster and Edinburgh
There is disruption to Virgin Trains East Coast services this morning between Newcastle and London King's Cross due to overhead wire problems between Grantham and Peterborough.
A reduced service is running with delays expected until at least 10.30am.
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Five cars have been involved in a collision outside the Corner House at the crossroads of Heaton Road and the Coast Road in Newcastle this afternoon, August 20th.
Motorists are advised there has been a collision on Heaton Road/Coast Road and there may be traffic delays in the area
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