Disruption to North East rail journeys after reports of person being hit by a train

There is disruption on the region’s railways after reports of a person being hit by a train.

The main area affected is between Durham and Darlington with services delayed or diverted.

A statement posted by LNER on social media said: “It is with sadness that due to a person being hit by a train, some services are cancelled, altered, or delayed.”

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A subsequent statement said: “Due to a person being hit by a train the 05:39 Sunderland to Kings Cross will be diverted between Newcastle and Northallerton.

LNER are experiencing delays to rail journeys after a person was reportedly hit by a train.

“It will no longer call at Durham and Darlington.”

A social media statement from Northern Trains added: “Due to the police dealing with an incident near the railway between Durham and Darlington the line is blocked.

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Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or diverted via Hartlepool.”

Durham Constabulary and British Transport Police have been contacted for further details.