Popular land trains suddenly withdrawn from Stonehenge

All five of the land trains at the popular landmark were suddenly withdrawn at once last week for 'servicing' - just days before thousands of people were expected to visit the monument for Easter.

Yesterday red faced English Heritage - who use the land trains to take tourists from the £27m new Visitors Centre to the Stones - had no idea when they would be returning.

Each train carries about 45 passengers the one and a half mile trip. Tourists now have to make the trip in a fleet of buses.

The sun rises above the horizon at stone henge Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

"They have all gone for the moment. They went about a week ago. We do not know when they will be back. "The land trains are being serviced and will be offsite for several weeks while we also take the opportunity to look at design improvements."

– English Heritage