Dangerous tree causes disruption to Portsmouth to London Waterloo railway services

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BUSES and taxis will replace trains as engineers fell a tree which is dangerously close to falling on the railway line.

Engineers from Network Rail have been working on the line between Petersfield and Havant since midday.

A large tree is close to falling and it must be secured immediately. This means services between Portsmouth Harbour and London Waterloo via Petersfield and Guildford will be affected.

Buses will replace trains between Petersfield and Havant, but will not call at Rowlands Castle. A taxi service will run to and from Rowlands Castle for passengers wishing to travel to and from here.

Journeys will be extended by up to 30 minutes.