• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Passengers face three-hour delays on East Coast line after person hit by train

Rail passengers are facing long delays on a key Scotland to London route due to a person being hit by a train.

The incident, near Darlington in County Durham, is leading to hold-ups of up to 90 minutes, with some passengers being told that the delays could last three hours.

The line between Newcastle and York is closed, with replacement buses being arranged.

Passengers facing delays are those travelling with the East Coast, First TransPennine Express and Grand Central train companies.

The York to Newcastle route reopened in late morning, although slight delays continued into early afternoon.

Contextual targeting label: 
Business

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

244246