Salisbury to Romsey rail line reopens for key workers following landslip

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Services are now running along the Salisbury to Romsey rail line following a landslip which left a 20m (66ft) section of track unsupported.

The line reopened on Saturday March 28, three days earlier than scheduled, for key workers and freight.

Network Rail said engineers had worked "24/7 to secure the line" and reopen it for "key workers needing to travel" and "critical freight deliveries".

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Heavy rain during Storm Dennis led to flooding which caused the landslip on February 18.

Network Rail says it was a "challenging repair" as the field at the bottom of the embankment was flooded with water which was 1 metre deep.

Engineers had to build a road over the flood water so the team could get equipment as close to the line as possible.

Steel sheets were inserted into the ground to secure the embankment. Credit: Network Rail
Credit: Network Rail