Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Eastleigh train derailment: Services return to normal

Derailed train
Image caption CorssCountry said one of its trains was involved in a "minor low-speed derailment"

Rail services have resumed after passengers faced hours of disruption caused by a derailed train in Hampshire.

An empty CrossCountry passenger train came off the tracks at Eastleigh and blocked lines through the station.

It was eventually cleared and moved to a nearby depot. Services are returning to normal with small residual delays.

South West Trains had feared cancellations and delays would continue until 18:00 BST.

The operator said fewer services were able to run while the derailed train was recovered.

Image caption The derailed train was eventually put back on the tracks and taken to a nearby depot

CrossCountry said its train, which had not yet entered service, was involved in a "minor low-speed derailment" that caused issues with signalling arrangements in the area.

It was eventually put back on the tracks and taken to a nearby depot. An investigation has been started .

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