Tyne & Wear

Newcastle to Scotland trains resume after wire damage

Queue for buses at Newcastle Central Station
Image caption Passengers queuing for buses at Newcastle Central Station

Rail passengers travelling between Newcastle and Scotland faced severe disruption on Friday.

Damage to to overhead wires meant the line is blocked north of Morpeth.

Virgin East Coast, Northern Rail, and Cross Country services were affected, with reports of large queues at Newcastle Central Station.

Buses were organised to take passengers between Newcastle and Edinburgh, with people advised to avoid travelling if possible.

Services resumed late on Friday.