Delays to train services in north Northumberland and Borders

There are delays to national and local rail services in north Northumberland this morning after a signalling problem in the Morpeth area.

Wednesday, 26th October 2016, 10:10 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th October 2016, 3:20 pm
A Virgin Trains East Coast train on the East Coast mainline. Its services, as well as CrossCountry and Northern journeys, are being delayed.

And a trespass incident between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh is causing further disruption between these stations.

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The signalling issue was caused by a cable theft in the early hours of the morning and the incident was reported at 5.52am.

The disruption is affecting Virgin Trains East Coast, CrossCountry and Northern journeys between Newcastle and Chathill/Edinburgh.

Network Rail announced an hour ago that the signalling has been restored and lines are now open, but ‘residual delays will occur as services recover’.