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Disruption to rail services between Newcastle and Carlisle after train hits car

There is ongoing disruption to train services between Newcastle and Carlisle following a collision between a car and a Northern train.

The incident happened shortly before 7.15pm on Monday 7 January near to Warden Crossing – between Hexham and Haydon Bridge.

No-one was injured and road transport was arranged to allow Northern’s customers to continue their journeys.

A Northern spokesman said: “Emergency services attended the incident and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.

“As a result of the collision it has been necessary to amend rail services on the route on Tuesday 8 January whilst work continues to remove debris and repair demage to the tracks.

“We apologise for any delay this may cause to your journey.

“Customers are advised to listen for announcements and check information screens for updates where possible.”

For up-to-the-minute train running information please check National Rail Enquiries.

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