Specialist teams tackle leaves on the line

Autumn has just arrived, but already trains are being cancelled or delayed because of leaves on the line. It's a huge frustration for commuters, who see it as a poor excuse for slow services.

But Network Rail is spending £4 million to combat the problem with hundreds of miles of track across Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey being treated with a special water jet.

Heather Edwards has been out with specialist teams.