Tyne valley line set to reopen this Wednesday after delays caused by derailed freight train
After weeks of delays caused by a derailed freight train, the Tyne Valley line, wich runs from Newcastle to Carlisle, has finally reopened. The consist, formed of a gbrf class 66 and 14 loaded cement wagons, came off the rails at Petteril Junction due to a false flange.
Extensive work has taken place to recover the five derailed wagons from the River Petteril in which they fell into. Giant cranes were seen on site to pull the wagons. The task was much harder than it usually would have been as the wagons were loaded with the cement. So, extra care was taken to try not to pollute the surrounding environment.
Once the train had been safely, Network Rail found that the track was severely damaged, meaning more disruption for passengers. Engineering trains arrived to deliver new rails and works were undertaken to repair the track.
Last Updated on February 1, 2023 by Lewis