Railway passengers travelling between the North East and London have faced delays and disruption because of problems on the East Coast mainline.
Many trains to and from Kings Cross have been cancelled, causing problems right along the route.
Watch the lunchtime report from Kenny Toal, who was at one of the stations affected, below.
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