Celebrating 175 years of service

On track - Tyne Valley railway is 175 years old Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The region's gone back in time to celebrate the anniversary of the oldest coast to coast passenger line in the UK.

The Newcastle to Carlisle railway line opened in 1838 linking the two cities.

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Anniversary for rail route

Celebrations and activities are taking place along the railway line between Newcastle and Carlisle as the route celebrates its 175th anniversary.