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Salisbury landslip: One train line partially re-opening

Salisbury landslip: One train line partially re-opening

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 9:28am 19th February 2020.

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South Western Railway is warning us that we can expect disruption for up to 2 months.

A landslip between Salisbury and Dean yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 18th February) has meant services haven't been able to run on the lines that connect us to Romsey and Southampton.

Engineers say there has been 'significant damage to the embankment' which will need 'substantial repairs'.

ONE LINE TO RE-OPEN

South Western Railway say they're hoping to open one of the lines on that stretch of the railway to allow for a limited train service.

They've said they'll only be able to have one service per hour running between Salisbury and Southampton Central via Romsey, and back.

Those services will run between 10.00am and 7.00pm each day.

At all other times, passengers will need to use replacement buses, arranged by the train company.

Trains cancelled after landslip near Salisbury
The landslip caused major disruption on the railways on Tuesday afternoon

WHEN WILL THINGS GET BACK TO NORMAL? 

Not for a while, unfortunately.

We're warned to expect cancelled, delayed and revised services until the end of March.

South Western Railway has said: 

"We are very sorry for any delay that this may cause to your journey." 

They've also said passengers will be able to use 'reasonable' alternative routes by them or Great Western Railway with their tickets in the meantime.

We have more information on getting around on our live Travel page too. 

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