Train services from Berwick and Alnmouth resume after lorry crashes on to railway line

Trains are back up and running between Newcastle and Edinburgh following a road accident near the railway.

Friday, 24th June 2022, 10:25 am
Updated Friday, 24th June 2022, 4:05 pm

A driver was taken to hospital after a lorry crashed onto the railway line in East Lothian on Thursday afternoon.

After colliding with a wall the lorry went down an embankment before falling on its side on the tracks between Wallyford and Prestonpans.

Emergency services attended and the 41-year-old man was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for the treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

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Alnmouth Railway Station.

LNER stated earlier that there would be no trains between Newcastle and Edinburgh in both directions.

But it later tweeted: ‘Services between Newcastle and Edinburgh have resumed to the existing timetable.

‘We are experiencing high volume of customers so please check here before you travel.’

It comes on the back of major disruption due to strike action this week.

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