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Newcastle to Carlisle rail line to re-open after landslide

Landslide on the rail line between Hexham and Carlisle Photo: ITV Tyne Tees

The massive landslip which caused part of the Newcastle to Carlisle rail line to close for the last month, has finally been cleared. The line will re-open fully on Monday.

Water on the the rail line between Hexham and Carlisle Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The landslide, in early January, was caused by heavy rain. 35 thousand tonnes of rubble and debris has had to be cleared from the site near Corbridge.

Buses replace trains between Prudhoe an Hexham due to landslip near Corbridge Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Replacement buses have been operating between Prudhoe and Hexham since then. Network Rail says there's been a huge rebuilding job.

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