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Southampton University leads railway weather adaption study

6 February 2014 Last updated at 22:06 GMT

A five-year-study, led by Southampton University, is looking at how the railway needs to adapt to a changing climate.

During recent severe weather, railways and embankments in the South have been particularly prone to landslips because of the clay soil in many areas.

BBC South Today's transport correspondent Paul Clifton reports.

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