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Delays in Hampshire after accident

A334 Station Hill both ways closed, queueing traffic due to recovery work and earlier accident at B3035 Botley Road in Botley. The emergency services confirm the road has now been closed in both directions whilst they attend to a vehicle which was involved in an earlier accident.


'Landslip' causes reduced train services

Close-up of 'landslip' Credit: Southern Rail

Heavy rain has caused a landslip underneath one of the railway tracks between Horsham and Holmwood stations, Southern Rail says.

As a result, train services between Horsham and London will be disrupted by up to three weeks as repair work is carried out.

The slip has caused ballast to move from under and around the track, making it unstable and unsafe to run trains on, the operator says.

It will now only be able to operate on one of the two lines usually available.

Repairing the damage could take up to three weeks as a temporary road will have to be built to gain access.

Dave Walker, from the company, said: “This unfortunate incident means that services are being thinned while we operate on one track.

"However, there is a rail replacement bus service running to supplement the loss of services, so we will get everyone to their destination. We apologise to our passengers for the inconvenience this will cause, but we ask them to bear with us while Network Rail carries out repairs.”


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