999 incident disrupts train services between Thornaby and Sunderland

Station Road, in Norton
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Rail services are facing disruption as emergency services deal with an incident.

National Rail has confirmed 999 crews are attending an incident between Thornaby and Sunderland and said trains may be cancelled, delayed or revised. It follows reports Station Road in Norton has been closed by British Transport Police who are in attendance.

National Rail has told passengers to expect disruption, with a spokesperson saying: "The emergency services are dealing with an incident near the railway between Sunderland and Thornaby. Whilst they do their work, all lines are closed.

"Trains running between Sunderland and Middlesbrough / Northallerton may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised."

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The North East Ambulance Service has confirmed paramedics were called to the scene at 9.38am on Sunday morning. A spokesperson said: "We were called to an incident at Station Road in Norton, Stockton today (30 June) at 9:38am. We dispatched one ambulance crew, one rapid response crew, one duty officer, one specialist paramedic and two HART crews (Hazardous Area Response Team) to the incident."

Teesside Live contacted British Transport Police for further details.

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