North East news, traffic and travel LIVE: What you need to know

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Thursday, 21st February 2019, 6:14 am
Updated Thursday, 21st February 2019, 11:47 am
There were some issues with Metro services early today.

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TRAFFIC - North East Live Traffic‏ has reported there are delays on the A184 Felling Bypass westbound and one lane is blocked due to a two vehicle collision just after the KFC restaurant. Updated at 9.08am.

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Highways England has said the planned works on the A19 between A193 at Howdon to A186 Holystone have now been removed, with the road now open. Updated at 7.03am.

It has warned of delays on the A19 Northbound at Silverlink to Holystone, which will be down to one lane today and is expected to remain until Monday while @HighwaysNEAST complete roadworks in this area.

A spokesman added: "Please plan your journey in advance and thank you for your patience."

TYNE AND WEAR METRO - The service says it has a gap in service between Seaburn and South Hylton. Passengers are advised to leave extra time for their journey where possible. Metro apologise for the disruption to your journey. Updated 9.35am.

There are delays to the service from Airport to Sunderland of up to 15 minutes.Passengers are advised to leave extra time for their journey where possible, with apologies given for the disruption to your journey. Updated at 9.06am.

The service said the 6.37am train from St James to Tynemouth was not able to operate this morning adding: "Apologies for any inconvenience caused." There were also issues with the 5.33am Regent Centre to Airport also did not run, while the 5.48am service from Longbenton to St James via the coast was also cancelled. Updated at 6.45am.


NEWCASTLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - There are no delays reported with any arrivals or departures. Updated at 7am.

DURHAM TEES VALLEY AIRPORT - There are no reported issues with arrivals or departures from the airport. Updated at 7.10am.

RAIL - There have been issues with the service between Newcastle and Carlisle. National Rail has said the emergency services have now dealt with the call out, allowing lines to reopen. Trains between Carlisle and Newcastle may still be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected until 1pm. Updated at 12.40pm.