RAIL services are expected to be disrupted between Middlesbrough and Whitby at the end of March.

Network Rail have advised passengers travelling to Whitby, North Yorkshire, "to check before they travel" between Friday, March 29 and Sunday, March 31.

A rail replacement service will be in operation between Middlesbrough and Whitby.

A stretch of the railway line has been closed to allow work on a bridge at Castleton Moor, which was struck by a skip wagon in March 2018.

Jonny Ham, of Network Rail, said: "Installing the main deck is a major step towards getting the bridge near Castleton Moor station reopened.

"We appreciate that closing the line for the weekend is inconvenient, but it is necessary to allow us to complete this important milestone in the project - we thank passengers for their patience.”

Anna Weeks, regional director at Northern, said: “This engineering work is vital for the completion of repairs to the bridge at Castleton Moor and we are working closely with colleagues from Network Rail to keep disruption to a minimum.

“I’d like to thank our customers and local residents, in advance, for their patience and understanding whilst this important work is carried out.”