Trains stopped after land slip

By Sara Bryce

Sunday, February 2, 2014


UPDATED 17:49*
TRAIN services on the Isle of Wight were suspended after a land slip near Sandown this morning (Sunday).

A police spokesman said officers were called to the scene at 9.04am after reports that gardens in Grayswood Close, which backs on to the railway line, had slipped. 

A South West Train spokesman said that the landslip, which occurred between Sandown and Shanklin stations, was assessed and was found not to prevent Island Line trains from running.

However a team was cutting back some trees which were hanging on to the line. 

The spokesman said that normal service was expected to resume around mid-afternoon. 

Replacement bus services were put on for passengers travelling between Ryde St Johns Road and Shanklin.

*A South West Trains spokesman said the Island Line service reopened at 4.30pm. 

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