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Rail services through Berwick are subject to delays and cancellation this morning due to signal problems in the area. A fault with the signalling system between Alnmouth and Berwick meant all lines were blocked earlier this morning.
- Services are suspended on Northern between Chathill and Morpeth.
- Services suspended on CrossCountry between Alnmouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed
- Services on Virgin East Coast between Newcastle and Berwick-upon-Tweed currently subject to delays and cancellation
A good service is expected to resume by 8am.
National Rail has announced there will be no trains between Hexham and Carlisle for the rest of the day due to a signalling problem.
Replacement bus services are in place.
A1 Western Bypass Northbound travel time currently 19mins between J65 Birtley & J77 Airport