Train derailment causes delays between Weymouth and London

Train derailment causes delays between Weymouth and London

Published by George Sharpe at 3:22pm 29th January 2020.

Delays are ongoing between Weymouth and London after a freight train derailed near Eastleigh.

Disruption's expected at least until the end of tomorrow, with services being cancelled, delayed or diverted through Havant.

A spokesperson for South Western Railway said:

"Engineers have continued to work to remove a derailed freight train at Eastleigh station.

"Work is progressing well but whilst this is carried out we cannot run trains through the area.

"When the freight train has been recovered, significant repairs to the railway infrastructure will need to happen before we can reopen the line. Trains will continue to be altered and diverted until at least the end of the day."

The following alterations to service will apply today:

The XX:05 services from London Waterloo to Weymouth and the XX:20 Weymouth to London Waterloo will be cancelled.

The XX:35 services from London Waterloo to Weymouth and the XX:03 Weymouth to Waterloo will be diverted via Fareham. This is likely to add 60 minutes on to your journey. These services will also call at Fareham.