Storm-hit railway re-opens on Isle of Wight

Railway services on the Isle of Wight have resumed after two weeks of engineering work to repair damage caused by the storms before Christmas.

Rail services resume on Isle of Wight after repairs

Repair works on the Isle of Wight Credit: SouthWest Trains

A major two-week engineering project to repair the storm-damaged rail network on the Isle of Wight has been completed ahead of schedule, allowing services to start running as normal from Sunday 19 January.Engineers had been dealing with problems caused by flooding at more than 20 locations.

Storm damage Credit: South West Trains

More than 750 tonnes of ballast were brought over to the island by ferry to help repair damage to tracks.

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