Full service back on East Coast Main Line after floods

Flooded East Coast Main Line
Image caption A stretch of line at Preston-le-Skerne was waterlogged

Train services on the East Coast Main Line are returning to normal after heavy rain partially flooded tracks and caused a landslip.

A stretch of track at Preston-le-Skerne, near Darlington, was waterlogged when the River Skerne burst its banks on Tuesday.

A landslip nearby at Aycliffe meant restrictions on services between Darlington and Durham.

Network Rail said repair work meant a full service could resume on Thursday.

The landslip damaged 2km (1.2 miles) of overhead lines at Aycliffe, north of Darlington.

Overhead lines were also damaged at Hartlepool and Dawdon on the East Durham coast.

East Coast Trains said it was restricted to running just one train an hour in each direction through the affected area while engineers carried out repairs.

A spokesman said a full service was due to resume on Thursday morning.

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