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. 

Most Read

  1. Man dies after Cowes 'chemical incident'

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

  2. Chemical incident in Cowes

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

  3. Crash at Tapnell

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

  4. Wightlink announces £23 million new vessel plans

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

  5. Teenager arrested after Ryde assault

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map
Travel News