Flooding causing disruption on railway between Berwick and Newcastle

Heavy rain has flooded the railway line between Berwick and Newcastle, with disruption expected until at least 1pm.

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 8:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 11:07 am
Flooding at Alnmouth. The tweet by Network Rail.

According to nationalrail.co.uk, trains are currently unable to run between Morpeth and Chathill. Network Rail is checking that the line is safe for trains to be able to run again.

The website states that road transport has been requested to run between Newcastle and Berwick, but there is no estimate on availability at present.

@networkrail has recently tweeted: 'Staff are on site working to resolve the problem. Lines are currently blocked due to flooding in the area.'

Virgin Trains East Coast customers are advised to travel on the next available Virgin Trains East Coast service. If you have tickets for a cancelled service, you can travel on the train either before or after the service on your original booking. To help you get going as soon as possible, Advance tickets can now be used on trains other than the booked service until the line reopens and services return to normal.

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Virgin Trains East Coast customers may also use their tickets on CrossCountry; Hull Trains; TransPennine Express; and Virgin Trains West Coast services.

CrossCountry customers may use their tickets on Grand Central services; ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow; TransPennine Express services on any reasonable route; Virgin Trains services between Scotland and Birmingham; and Virgin Trains East Coast services.