Travellers told to set off early

AIRPORT bosses in the North-East last night asked anyone travelling today to allow extra time for checking-in for their flights.

AIRPORT bosses in the North-East last night asked anyone travelling today to allow extra time for checking-in for their flights.

Newcastle Airport said all fights were arriving and departing on time but said it would be “very helpful” if passengers could give themselves extra time.

Apart from the police presence, people using Newcastle or Durham Tees Valley airports should not experience any disruption, although vehicle access into the airport is subject to additional security measures.

Train operators said services were running as normal. GNER said staff had been told to remain on a high state of vigilance and asked passengers to report anything suspicious.

British Transport Police said vehicles were also being checked on the approach to stations.

A GNER spokesman said yesterday: “Both railway staff and passengers are asked to remain vigilant and passengers should keep their luggage with them at all times.”

Tyne and Wear Metro services are also running as normal. A Nexus spokeswoman said staff had been advised to be “extra vigilant”.

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