London Road is now expected to remain closed until 2am Tuesday morning, according to the British Transport Police.

The road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians to help the complex recovery operation after the Salisbury train collision last weekend.

Network Rail says it plans to reopen the road "in both directions" on Tuesday morning.

The removal operation has involved carriages being removed by a 750-tonne crane. 

Read more: Second Salisbury train crash carriage lifted by giant crane in photos

Last Sunday evening (October 31), two trains collided at a junction approaching Fisherton Tunnel in the city.

The impact of the collision caused carriages to come off the tracks, derailing the front two coaches of the London Waterloo service and the rear two coaches of the Portsmouth train. 

Following the collision, both trains continued some distance into the tunnel, before coming to a stop. 

The two services were carrying a total of 92 passengers. There were no fatalities.

Read more: Salisbury tunnel train crash investigation details confirmed

Network Rail tweeted to apologise for the disruption: "London Road will remain closed to pedestrians and vehicles until at least the morning of Tuesday 9 November, when we expect to reopen the road in both directions.

"We know how important reopening the road is to the community so we’re sorry for the continued disruption."

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