Parkway to Fareham line could be closed for weeks by landslide

Landslip could close railway line for weeks

Landslip could close railway line for weeks

Landslip could close railway line for weeks

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TRAIN services could remain suspended for several weeks after part of a Hampshire railway line was affected by a severe landslide.

South West Trains services have been suspended between Eastleigh and Fareham since the damage was seen in the Botley area four days ago.

A spokeswoman said the slip first came to light early on Saturday morning and progressively worsened until an 80-metre section of railway sunk by more than a metre.

Both sides of the embankment have begun to slide outwards. She said plans were being drawn up to repair the slips, including building access to the site.

A rail replacement bus service is running between Eastleigh and Fareham until further notice.

A spokeswoman said: “Further assessments will be made over the following few days and we anticipate it will be several weeks before services can resume.

“We will continue to provide further updates as the situation develops.”

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12:29am Tue 4 Feb 14

Dave Of The South says...

It's a pity the time & funding can't be found to make this part of the line double track from single track.
It's a pity the time & funding can't be found to make this part of the line double track from single track. Dave Of The South
  • Score: 2

6:05am Tue 4 Feb 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

you would of thought, with the ridiculous ticket prices, they could prevent stuff like this from happening!
you would of thought, with the ridiculous ticket prices, they could prevent stuff like this from happening! nervousbumskin420
  • Score: -8

8:41am Tue 4 Feb 14

gilbertratchet says...

nervousbumskin420 wrote:
you would of thought, with the ridiculous ticket prices, they could prevent stuff like this from happening!
Yes! Money is magic!
[quote][p][bold]nervousbumskin420[/bold] wrote: you would of thought, with the ridiculous ticket prices, they could prevent stuff like this from happening![/p][/quote]Yes! Money is magic! gilbertratchet
  • Score: 2

9:17am Tue 4 Feb 14

P Scott says...

Headline inaccurate, the line runs from Eastleigh to Fareham, not 'Parkway'.

Content inaccurate, the replacement buses run to/from Parkway, not Eastleigh...
Headline inaccurate, the line runs from Eastleigh to Fareham, not 'Parkway'. Content inaccurate, the replacement buses run to/from Parkway, not Eastleigh... P Scott
  • Score: 1

11:36am Tue 4 Feb 14

garethsmith72 says...

Ive been told it will not be fixed till end of Feb
Ive been told it will not be fixed till end of Feb garethsmith72
  • Score: 0

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