MAJOR DISRUPTION: Railway points fail near Basingstoke

[SWR] Refurbished Class 442
Credit: South Western Railway

Railway points have failed near Basingstoke and is now causing disruption between Salisbury/Eastleigh and Woking and Reading.

Trains are expected to be delayed by up to 60 minutes or cancelled.

Disruption is expected until 8 pm on 24th January 2020.

Points are used to move trains across to different lines, which is vital if a train needs to head down a different railway line to its destination.

Disruption is expected on South Western Railway and CrossCountry train services.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is made available.

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