Break down forces cancellation of Hartlepool-Hexham train service

Commuters are being advised to hold on to their tickets
Commuters are being advised to hold on to their tickets

Commuters face delays this morning after a train linking Hartlepool to the north of the region broke down.

The 06.53 service from Hartlepool to Hexham has been cancelled.

The train was also due to call at Seaham, Sunderland, Heworth, Newcastle and the MetroCentre before heading up the Tyne Valley.

Service operator Northern is advising travellers to hold on to their tickets in order to claim compensation.