Trains have been delayed and cancelled after two separate incidents of trespassers on the rail lines in Darlington and County Durham. 

Several train services between Darlington and Newcastle have been either cancelled or severely delayed after reports of trespassers on the line between Darlington and Newcastle at about 6.30am. 

This was followed by a separate incident that saw another set of trespassers on the line between Durham and Darlington. 

National Rail has said that the disruption is expected until 10am. 

A spokesperson for National Rail said: "Following an earlier trespasser on the railway between Newcastle and Durham lines have reopened. Trains running between Newcastle and Darlington may continue to be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.

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"A separate trespass incident is ongoing in the Durham area which may further impact services."

Customer advice


You may use your ticket on the following services:

  • Grand Central between York and London Kings Cross
  • Northern between York, Leeds, Doncaster and Sheffield
  • TransPennine Express between York and Leeds

Routes affected:

  • CrossCountry between Edinburgh and York / Exeter St Davids, and between Newcastle and Exeter St Davids
  • LNER between Aberdeen and Leeds, and between Edinburgh and Newcastle / Doncaster / London Kings Cross
  • Lumo between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross
  • Northern between Carlisle and Middlesbrough / Saltburn
  • TransPennine Express between Newcastle and York / Liverpool Lime Street