1. ITV Report

Salisbury to Romsey line to reopen following landslip repair

Emergency work to repair a section of a line between Salisbury and Romsey, damaged by a landslip, has now been completed.

The line will now reopen on 28th March, three days ahead of schedule, to support key workers and freight services.

Before the work commenced. Credit: Network Rail

The section of line just outside of Salisbury was forced to close on Tuesday 18th February following a period of above average rainfall and flooding.

The embankment slipped, leaving the track unsupported over approximately 20 metres, causing the track to dip.

I’d like to thank passengers and local residents for their patience while we’ve been working hard to get this vital link reopened. Many people’s journeys over the last few weeks will have been longer than expected and for that I can only apologise. Our priority was to make the railway safe and get the line open for passengers and freight as soon as possible."

– Mark Killick, Route Director, Network Rail
Credit: Network Rail

Passengers are advised to check the website of their train operator before travelling.

GWR services on Saturday 28th March are planned to run hourly.

From Sunday 29 March services are planned to run two hourly.

South Western Railway services on the line are expected to commence on Monday 30th March.

Credit: Network Rail