Cleaners who work on some of the busiest rail routes in the region have been taking strike action today.
Workers on Transpennine Express, East Coast and the Tyne and Wear Metro train services are taking 48-hour strike action in separate disputes over pay and conditions from today.
The staff are employed by contractors providing cleaning services to the individual train operators.
Train services are not thought to be disrupted by the action.
More top news
Monday proves a brighter, colder day than Sunday. A breezy day, the wind turning to become more W/NW'erly 15-20mph
Emma Jesson brings you Sunday night's forecast
Wet and windy spells, interspersed with drier interludes this week. Breezy with wintry showers, variable temperatures and a weather warning