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Rail delays for passengers between Botley and Fareham due to engineering work
PASSENGERS using the stretch of Hampshire railway line that was closed for more than a month are facing fresh delays.
The line between Fareham and Botley is currently closed as engineers are working to repair a broken rail at Fareham. A rail replacement bus service is being used until further notice.
The latest set of work comes just two days after the railway line was officially re-opened after a landslip at Botley saw it being closed for more than a month.
Engineers worked around the clock to repair the damage caused by the landslip, which is estimated to cost more than £5m.
Just hours after it was re-opened on Saturday, trains were delayed by up to 20 minutes after signalling problems.
A spokesman for Network Rail, said: “Regrettably we have had to bring a bus service back into operation temporarily this morning after a broken rail was discovered in the Fareham area.
Network rail expect the line to re-open this afternoon.
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