Rail services disrupted after man hit by train between Newcastle and Durham

Virgin Trains
Virgin Trains

Rail passengers will face disruption for the rest of the morning after a man was hit by a train.

The incident is said to have happened near Birtley, causing delays of up to four hours on North East routes.

Virgin Trains East Coast said disruption was expected to last until 12pm.

The 6:15 service from Doncaster to Edinburgh was terminated at Darlington.