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Brockenhurst train services disrupted further by flooding

Flooding on rail tracks Image copyright South West Trains
Image caption Heavy rain has left Brockenhurst station waterlogged

Flooding is set to cause further delays for train passengers between Brockenhurst and Bournemouth because the line is still waterlogged.

Electric trains were unable to run from Southampton to Bournemouth on Wednesday evening so replacement buses were used.

Trains between Brockenhurst and Bournemouth had to run at slower speeds with delays of up to 30 minutes.

South West Trains said water levels in the area were receding but disruption was expected until 11:00 GMT.

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Hundreds of rail commuters suffered delays of several hours on Wednesday evening with long queues forming for replacement bus services.

South West Trains said: "We are very sorry for the continued disruption to your journey yesterday and this morning."

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