Weather warnings in place as 70mph gusts and torrential heavy rain move in

Daily Echo: Landslip sparks major delays as fierce winds batter Hampshire Landslip sparks major delays as fierce winds batter Hampshire

TRAIN passengers in Hampshire are facing days of travel misery as Mother Nature continues to batter the region.

South West Trains are warning passengers that there will be disruption between Eastleigh and Fareham for up to four days as they battled to unblock the lines after a landslip caused by last night's storms.

Flooding in the Botley area caused the landslip along the railway embankment, which has meant that no services can run through Botley or Hedge End stations.

As a result, trains services running through Eastleigh and Fareham, including Southampton to Portsmouth and Waterloo to Portsmouth, may be delayed by up to 30 minutes or diverted at short notice.

Replacement bus services will be running to get passengers from Fareham and Eastleigh stations to Botley and Hedge End.

A statement from South West Trains said: “We are very sorry for the disruption this will cause to your journey while essential maintenance is carried out on this line.

“Replacement road transport services are conveying passengers between Eastleigh and Fareham via Botley in both directions until further notice.”

The storms last night have also left many on the roads facing difficult journeys across the county, with severe flooding in Maple Road, Hythe and Bridge Street, Titchfield.

But there is still more to come, with the Met Office issuing a yellow wind warning for Hampshire over the next few days as gusts are set to reach up to 70mph.

This could result in large waves “over-topping” along some coastlines and the public are being warned to be aware of this hazard.

Winds will ease from the south later today but will return tomorrow and into Monday.

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:43pm Sat 1 Feb 14

BorislawGeorgiew says...

To be the mud, the bog, the mire;
To soak the bones in February –
Eons from the autumn shower–
Even from a summer berry!

Sparrows chirp a desperate call,
Darting questions at the cows –
Oblivious to the dousing squall, they
Churn the sludge with pastern ploughs.

The crying air was lost in rhythm:
Drums incessant in the drops;
Not a chance for rainbow prism –
Even if the hammering stops!

Metallic chills entrap machines –
Tractors hushed within the shed.
Inside the house, a full cuisine
To bless with mead – and little said!

But out across the tiring field,
A sodden fox is hunting down
His prey of sorts – but nil of yield;
Perhaps he’ll starve; perhaps he’ll drown.

Still the clouds are hammering,
Hammering home their dreary aim –
A chatterbox in constant yammering,
Drenching all to make a claim.
To be the mud, the bog, the mire; To soak the bones in February – Eons from the autumn shower– Even from a summer berry! Sparrows chirp a desperate call, Darting questions at the cows – Oblivious to the dousing squall, they Churn the sludge with pastern ploughs. The crying air was lost in rhythm: Drums incessant in the drops; Not a chance for rainbow prism – Even if the hammering stops! Metallic chills entrap machines – Tractors hushed within the shed. Inside the house, a full cuisine To bless with mead – and little said! But out across the tiring field, A sodden fox is hunting down His prey of sorts – but nil of yield; Perhaps he’ll starve; perhaps he’ll drown. Still the clouds are hammering, Hammering home their dreary aim – A chatterbox in constant yammering, Drenching all to make a claim. BorislawGeorgiew

8:20pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Huffter says...

BorislawGeorgiew wrote:
To be the mud, the bog, the mire;
To soak the bones in February –
Eons from the autumn shower–
Even from a summer berry!

Sparrows chirp a desperate call,
Darting questions at the cows –
Oblivious to the dousing squall, they
Churn the sludge with pastern ploughs.

The crying air was lost in rhythm:
Drums incessant in the drops;
Not a chance for rainbow prism –
Even if the hammering stops!

Metallic chills entrap machines –
Tractors hushed within the shed.
Inside the house, a full cuisine
To bless with mead – and little said!

But out across the tiring field,
A sodden fox is hunting down
His prey of sorts – but nil of yield;
Perhaps he’ll starve; perhaps he’ll drown.

Still the clouds are hammering,
Hammering home their dreary aim –
A chatterbox in constant yammering,
Drenching all to make a claim.
Presumably this is printed with permission from the copyright owner, Mark Slaughter....
[quote][p][bold]BorislawGeorgiew[/bold] wrote: To be the mud, the bog, the mire; To soak the bones in February – Eons from the autumn shower– Even from a summer berry! Sparrows chirp a desperate call, Darting questions at the cows – Oblivious to the dousing squall, they Churn the sludge with pastern ploughs. The crying air was lost in rhythm: Drums incessant in the drops; Not a chance for rainbow prism – Even if the hammering stops! Metallic chills entrap machines – Tractors hushed within the shed. Inside the house, a full cuisine To bless with mead – and little said! But out across the tiring field, A sodden fox is hunting down His prey of sorts – but nil of yield; Perhaps he’ll starve; perhaps he’ll drown. Still the clouds are hammering, Hammering home their dreary aim – A chatterbox in constant yammering, Drenching all to make a claim.[/p][/quote]Presumably this is printed with permission from the copyright owner, Mark Slaughter.... Huffter

8:37am Sun 2 Feb 14

Zeo says...

Even back when this line was being built there were land slips and tunnel were collapsing and yet no lesson has been learnt... They need to heavily invest in this line.
Even back when this line was being built there were land slips and tunnel were collapsing and yet no lesson has been learnt... They need to heavily invest in this line. Zeo

9:59pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Geevaldan says...

Nice picture of Lincoln station there, not exactly Hampshire then!
Nice picture of Lincoln station there, not exactly Hampshire then! Geevaldan

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree