An emergency incident near Durham last night saw trains grind to a halt between Newcastle and Darlington in the early hours. 

The emergency services were called around 11pm last night (Monday, June 4), but brought the event to a conclusion around 2am. 

Train services faced delays and cancellations. The services affected were: 

  • LNER between London Kings Cross and Sunderland / Newcastle; and also between Leeds and Aberdeen
  • Lumo between London Kings Cross and Newcastle / Edinburgh
  • Northern between Darlington and Newcastle
  • TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle