Carlisle-Newcastle rail line set to re-open after landslip

The massive landslip, which caused part of the Carlisle to Newcastle rail line to close, for the last month, has finally been cleared.

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.

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Rail disruptions after second landslide at Hexham

The site of the second landslide, near Hexham. Credit: Network Rail

The Tyne Valley rail line - connecting Newcastle with Hexham and Carlisle - has closed again,. just hours after re-opening.

Network Rail says staff worked through the night to clear the line of 70 tonnes of rubble after a landslip in the Hexham area yesterday.

The line re-opened at 6am today - but closed again after a second landslide, just a mile from the first one.

This time 120 tonnes of rubble and trees needs to be cleared from the trackway.

At this stage it is not known how long the work will take.

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