Jobs are to be lost at two North East engineering sites after multi-national Siemens announced redundancies.
The company has confirmed that up to 73 jobs at its Hebburn site could go.
Rail projects have been supporting the site but have now come to an end and the company says future work has not been secured.
The company has also asked for voluntary redundancies at its site in Newcastle, which specialises in the power generation sector. Those working in Leeds could be affected too.