RAIL services were delayed after a train broke down on the line at Hartlepool.
Grand Central and Northern Rail services were affected by the break down which happened at around 6pm yesterday.
Buses were laid on to take passengers between Middlesbrough and Sunderland.
The incident was cleared after around three hours.
Grand Central services were disrupted between Kings Cross and Doncaster this morning after a person was hit by a train between Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage.