Train naming ceremony underway

A ceremony is taking place for a new East Coast train which is being named after the famous Blaydon Races.

Our reporter Richard Salkeld is at Newcastle Central Station.

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Alan Shearer meets fans at Newcastle station before @eastcoastuk name a train 'Blaydon Races' http://t.co/HCuZlhOU

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TV crews assemble for @eastcoastuk and Alan Shearer officially naming train 91115 'Blaydon Races' http://t.co/u9Ecd6B9

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150th Blaydon Races

The famous Geordie anthem is performed at a special service at St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle, before the main event.