Rail delay as person hit by train on key London to Scotland route

Rail passengers are facing long delays on a key London to Scotland route due to a person being hit by a train.

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Replacement bus services have been arranged.
Replacement bus services have been arranged.

The incident, near Darlington in County Durham, is leading to hold-ups of up to 90 minutes, with some passengers being told that the delays could last three hours.

The line between Newcastle and York is closed, with replacement buses being arranged.

Passengers facing delays are those travelling with the East Coast, First TransPennine Express and Grand Central train companies.

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