Eastleigh train derailment: These services will run on Monday when 'majority' of trains resume normal route

The derailed freight train at Eastleigh. Picture: Network RailThe derailed freight train at Eastleigh. Picture: Network Rail
The derailed freight train at Eastleigh. Picture: Network Rail
Rail bosses have said the 'majority' of services will resume on Monday after a derailed freight train cracked through track.

Network Rail said six 52-tonne wagons hit the track at Eastleigh station on Tuesday.

Engineers have so far removed and replaced 524ft of track.

A Rail Accident Investigation Branch probe is underway, along with an internal review.

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A statement said: 'The majority of services are still expected to begin running through the station from the early hours of Monday morning.

'Work required to reinstate the infrastructure is significant, however the installation of temporary track enables the railway to be reopened while engineers plan and deliver the full repair.

'This interim solution means that some points will not be in place to enable all services to call at Eastleigh station until further notice.

'Network Rail apologises for the ongoing changes to services while the necessary repair work is carried out and passengers are advised to check with southwesternrailway.com before travelling.'

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In a statement Network Rail gave this advice to passengers: ‘Any train that heads towards Southampton from the Basingstoke direction will not be able to call at Eastleigh. Trains will be able to call at Eastleigh in the London bound direction from Southampton only.

'Customers travelling to Eastleigh from the London/Basingstoke/Winchester direction will need to travel on a Portsmouth Harbour/Portsmouth and Southsea via Basingstoke service or alternatively to Southampton Airport Parkway and return back on a northbound service.

‘This may entail an approximate 30-minute maximum wait at Southampton Airport Parkway but should be an average of 5-10 minutes.

'Trains from Romsey to Salisbury via Chandlers Ford will be unable to call at Eastleigh

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‘Services from Waterloo to Poole will be unable to call at Eastleigh

‘There will be some additional peak time services that will also be unable to call at Eastleigh or may have to be cancelled throughout.’