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South West Trains has issued a full apology after hundreds of passengers were stuck on sweltering carriages - with thousands of others delayed for hours.
A track defect near Micheldever in Hampshire saw hundreds of commuters trapped on a train for almost three hours in what many described as "appalling" conditions. Other Southampton-bound trains were then terminated at Basingstoke and replaced with buses.
Passengers are being warned of disruption on the railways over the coming days because of the hot weather. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.
There is chaos for rail commuters this evening due to track defect near Micheldever.
Some South West Trains services have had to be diverted, others cancelled with replacement buses laid on for passengers.
The company warning passengers of "major disruption" with delays of up to an hour on some routes.
Southampton bound lines - from Micheldever - remain blocked.