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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Work continues to clear trees from Tyne Valley rail line

Network Rail say they don't know how long it might take to clear the Tyne Valley rail line, between Newcastle and Carlisle, after a second landslip in the Hexham area in two days.

The scene Between Hexham and Corbridge. Credit: Northern Rail

120 tonnes of rubble and trees slid onto the track between Hexham and Corbridge this morning - just hours after the line had re-opened following yesterday's landslide in the same area.

There are replacement buses between Prudhoe and Hexham.

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