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Fallen tree disrupts Hexham to Prudhoe rail services

Fallen Trees Image copyright Northern Rail
Image caption Engineers are working to remove the trees blocking the line

A rail line that reopened after being blocked by a 120-tonne landslide, bringing disruption to rail services in the North East and Cumbria, has been closed for a second time.

Flooding caused rubble to fall on to the line near Hexham early on Wednesday, affecting trains between Newcastle and Carlisle.

Northern Rail said a second possible landslide between Corbridge and Hexham had caused a tree to fall on the track.

The Hexham to Prudhoe line is closed.

National Rail said a replacement bus service was in place.

Image copyright Network Rail
Image caption The line was earlier reopened after engineers cleared the landslide from the rail line near Hexham

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