Railway lines between Middlesbrough and Newcastle have been suspended due to an ongoing incident in Hartlepool.
Emergency services are currently on the scene of the incident on the railway.
Members of the public had to be moved from the scene as they climbed the fencing to take images of the incident.
Major incident is ongoing in #Hartlepool on the Railway Lines.
Rail lines are currently closed and the fire service are trying to gain access to the scene.
It is very insensitive for members of the public to take images of such incident.
Please avoid the area.
— Police Hour (@PoliceHour) May 11, 2019
It is advises that members of the public stay clear from the area.
TRAVEL UPDATE: Due to the emergency services dealing with an incident between Newcastle and Middlesbrough all lines are blocked. pic.twitter.com/D6JKiH3KNr
— Northern (@northernassist) May 11, 2019
Rail lines are expected to be closed for a number of hours while emergency services deal with the ongoing incident.