A person has been hit by a train at Cramlington.
Journeys between Edinburgh and Newcastle may be delayed by up to 60 minutes.
These delays will continue until further notice.
Passengers may use Virgin Trains services between Edinbrugh and Birmingham New Street via Preston and East Coast services on any reasonable routes.
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The ECB said it "would not be fair, reasonable or proportionate" for Stokes to remain unavailable.
A derailed freight train is causing serious disruption. Network Rail says it is currently mobilising specialist teams.
Melanie Raymond, of Collingwood Close, Cramlington , admitted causing unnecessary suffering to her dog, Lilly.