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Disrupted East Coast Main Line service resumes

Services on the East Coast Main Line have resumed between Edinburgh and Newcastle, after the track was affected by two landslips.

The line was closed on Tuesday evening and Wednesday between Berwick and Edinburgh following the landslips in the Scottish borders.

It reopened earlier, but a revised timetable and speed restrictions are expected to cause some delays.

The travel disruption followed heavy rainfall across the North East.

For a time passengers were also unable to use the alternative route to Edinburgh from Newcastle via Carlisle as a landslip also affected that stretch of line. A limited service resumed on Wednesday.

A number of flood warnings remain in place for the North East.

These include the River Wansbeck at Morpeth Riverside, Waren Burn at Waren Mill, the River Pont at Kirkley Mill and Ponteland, the River Ouse at Naburn Lock, the River Ouse at Acaster Selby and Kelfield, the River Coquet at Brinkburn, Weldon & Felton, and at points along the North East Coast.

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