THE train collision that happened in the Fisherton Tunnel near Sailsbury on Sunday evening has left the railway out of action today.
A carriage was derailed when it hit an object on the line and a second train then crashed into it.
Are SWR trains running between Salisbury and London Waterloo?
The Great Western Rail service from Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol Temple Meads struck a mystery object – causing the rear carriage to derail.
The 17:20 South West Rail service from London Waterloo to Honiton in Devon then sped through the tunnel and crashed into the other train leaving dozens of passengers injured as sparks flew.
In a statement, Great Western Railway (GWR) said the railway in the area would remain closed on Monday as “specialist teams continue their investigations”.
It urged customers not to travel on the affected part of the network, adding the closure would affect SWR trains between Exeter and Basingstoke and GWR trains between Westbury and Portsmouth.
Are rail replacement buses operating?
All trains between Salisbury and London Waterloo have been cancelled.
It is not clear if a rail replacement bus service is in operation for the Salisbury area and for services to London Waterloo.
The Sun has contacted SWR for the latest updates.
Can I claim delay repay compensation?
Delay repay compensation can be obtained if a passenger is delayed by 15 minutes or longer when using a SWR service.
Claims can be made via their website here.
How do I contact SWR?
There is the company’s website.
The customer service centre telephone is 0345 6000 650 the line is open between 6am and 10pm every day.
SWR can also be emailed using their webpage here.
You can also contact them via their messaging service through Facebook.
There are also a number of social media sites that you can sign up to or follow to get the latest information.
There is a South Western Help Twitter page at SWR Help @SW_Help.
Updates can also be found on Network Rail Wessex Twitter page.
National Rail Enquiries can provide you with detailed information about train delays and cancellations anywhere on the network. Call 0345 748 4950 or visit nationalrail.co.uk.
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