TRAIN travellers face major delays after a freight train broke down in Eastleigh.

All Portsmouth-bound lines are blocked meaning train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

The disruption is expected to continue until around 3pm.

Due to the broken down train, Eastleigh Railway Station is unable to use platform two and three.

Customers travelling to Eastleigh from Basingstoke should travel to Southampton Airport Parkway and travel back to Eastleigh.

Trains between Portsmouth Harbour and Basingstoke via Eastleigh will be diverted via Southampton and not call at Hedge End or Botley.

Customers at Botley and Hedge End should use a station help point for assistance.

Customers travelling to Botley and Hedge End should also use a station help point for assistance.

South Western Railway wrote on its website: "We are in the process of organising replacement transport between Eastleigh and Fareham.

"South Western Railway Engineers are in contact with the driver and together they are working hard to rectify the fault.

"This means trains may have to be cancelled, altered or revised at short notice.

"Some services may also be diverted via an alternative route or terminated and may start from a different location.

"If you require any assistance with your journey please speak to a member of staff, use a station help point or visit

"We are sorry for the disruption caused to your journey."