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Wiltshire-Somerset train services restored after derailment

Engineers work on damaged track Image copyright Network Rail
Image caption Network Rail engineers removed the last wagon and completed track repairs on Friday night

Rail services in part of the West of England have been restored after a freight train carrying stone aggregate derailed.

Track repairs have been completed between Westbury and Castle Cary and the line has now reopened.

Network Rail said some minor signalling issues remain in the area.

Passengers are being told to expect some delays between Taunton and Westbury and Westbury to Weymouth as trains are running at reduced speed.

A Network Rail spokesman thanked passengers for their patience and said despite minor delays, they "shouldn't notice much impact on their journey".

Engineers have been working to restore the line since the incident on Monday evening, which caused significant damage to track and equipment.

The train was pulling 38 wagons filled with stone and ballast, seven of which derailed.

Image copyright Network Rail
Image caption The derailment caused significant damage to track and equipment

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