The section of railway has been closed since January
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Chiltern Line track reopens early after landslip

A section of railway closed by a 350,000 tonne landslip in January has reopened.

It was originally thought the stretch of the Chiltern Line between Leamington Spa in Warwickshire and Banbury in Oxfordshire would be out of action until Easter.

But the cutting was secured and made safe three weeks ahead of schedule.

The landslip happened at Harbury Tunnel on the route that runs from Birmingham to London Marylebone.

Passengers said the reopening was a relief.

  • 13 Mar 2015
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