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Line reopens 24 hours after passengers left stranded on train following Corby landslip

Network Rail engineers worked round the clock to reopen the line. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A rail line near Corby has reopened - a day after hundreds of passengers were left stranded on a train for hours following a landslip.

Heavy rain led to the bank slipping just outside Corby - trapping an East Midlands service from London to Nottingham on Thursday afternoon.

It meant around 500 hundred passengers were stuck for eight hours before they were eventually rescued.

A second train that came to save them also got into difficulties.

Network Rail spent most of Friday clearing the line between Corby, Oakham and Melton Mowbray and it finally reopened just after 10pm on Friday evening.

The line was closed for more than 24 hours. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Network Rail engineers have worked round the clock to remove 40tonnes of material from line and reopen the railway," a spokesperson said.

"Whilst the line was closed, train services ran on diversionary routes. Network Rail and East Midlands Trains would like to thank all those who were impacted by this incident for their patience and apologise for any disruption caused."