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Farnham and Alton railway line to reopen after landslip

Tracks affected by landslip Image copyright Network Rail
Image caption South West Trains services are due to resume on 4 May

A railway line which was closed due to a landslip is to reopen next week, Network Rail has announced.

Temporary repairs have been made to an embankment on the Farnham to Alton line after it collapsed on 13 April.

A replacement bus timetable has been in operation since engineers noticed the track at Wrecclesham, Surrey, was starting to dip after heavy rain.

The line is due to reopen on 4 May. Network Rail warned of possible future closures for stabilisation work.

A longer term solution is expected to cost millions of pounds.

Image copyright Network Rail
Image caption Engineers drilled "piles" eight metres into the ground to stabilise 250m of track

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