Zetland FM Local News - 13th November 2017
Members of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action at the weekend;
Police have thanked motorists for their patience after a section of a major route out of our area was closed for the recovery of a heavy goods vehicle;
...and a brand new train service is to be added between Middlesbrough and York.
Members of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were called into action at the weekend.
On Saturday lunchtime at around 12:30 the team received a call to assist Yorkshire Ambulance Service to rescue a man who was with a group of walkers, from where he lay on a forestry track east of Cod Beck Reservoir.
Members of the team carried the stretcher down muddy tracks and over the stream before transferring the man on a vacuum mattress to the Ambulance stretcher.
The Yorkshire Ambulance Service took over the care of the man for the journey to hospital, with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance standing by to assist if required.
13 members of the mountain rescue team were involved, and the incident lasted around an hour.
Police have thanked motorists for their patience after a section of a major route out of our area was closed for the recovery of a heavy goods vehicle.
A section of the A19 had to be closed on Saturday after the large and fully loaded HGV left the carriageway and came to a stop down an embankment late on Friday night.
Partial recovery took place on Friday night however it became clear that due to the weight and size of the truck, it would have to remain in situ overnight until specialist recovery equipment could be brought in to remove it on Saturday.
A section of the A19 northbound in the Billingham area was closed at 9am on Saturday to facilitate this and the road remained closed until around 1.30pm, with diversions in place.
A brand new train service is to be added between Middlesbrough and York.
TransPennine Express have announced that they are bringing in the new service part of a major timetable change from December 10th.
The new late evening service will operate from Monday to Friday, leaving Middlesbrough Railway Station at 10.50pm for York, and calling at Thornaby, Yarm and Northallerton.
The service will terminate in York at 11.54pm.
TransPennine say the additional services have been introduced to improve the connectivity of rail services across the north, with customers being able to enjoy a later evening out prior to returning home by train.
It complements previously agreed plans for a direct Middlesbrough to London rail link, which is hoped to be in place by 2021.