Delays of up to 30 minutes on First Transpennine Express between Newcastle and Darlington due to overhead line problems at Newcastle.
Disruption is expected until around 18:00. Also affecting East Coast, CrossCountry and Northern Rail services.
More top news
Newcastle International Airport has welcomed the recommendation by the Airports Commission that a third runway should be built at Heathrow.
Six former British soldiers, including three from this region, have been told today that they will go on trial in India on weapons charges.
A mixed picture over the next few days - summer is here, but there's a price to pay.