East Coast Mainline disrupted after person is hit by a train

Virgin's East Coast services were affected by the incident.
Virgin's East Coast services were affected by the incident.

Train services through the region are being delayed this evening after a serious incident on the East Coast Mainline.

The incident happened on a stretch of the route between Newcastle and Morpeth at around 6pm when a person was struck by a train.

It has caused delays between King's Cross in London and Edinburgh.

Virgin East Coast has said people travelling in both directions between the capital and Scotland can catch services using the west coast line.

It has also reached an agreement with Cross Country services to help people travelling between Doncaster and Edinburgh.