£4.5m repairs for Farnham and Alton railway line after landslide

Tracks affected by landslip Image copyright Network Rail
Image caption Train services were cancelled in April following the landslip near Farnham

A railway embankment is to rebuilt at a cost of £4.5m following a landslide in April.

Network Rail had to close a branch line between Farnham, Surrey, and Alton, Hampshire, for three weeks following the collapse.

Engineers made temporary repairs to shore up the line which had started to dip following heavy rain.

Network Rail said it had designed a permanent solution and work would begin on 5 September.

Image copyright Network Rail
Image caption Engineers drilled "piles" eight metres into the ground to stabilise 250m of track

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