Network Rail has warned Salisbury residents that "some noise at night is inevitable" as repair work continues after the train crash.

A drop-in session is being held on Zoom today to update Salisbury residents on the works.

Disruption will continue as repair works take place, with London Road now expected to remain closed until 2am Tuesday morning, according to the British Transport Police.

Read more: British Transport Police: London Road, Salisbury, closed after train crash

Network Rail has been working to recover the damaged trains and lift them from the railway onto London Road to be removed.

This is after two trains collided at a junction approaching Fisherton Tunnel in the city last Sunday evening (October 31).

The impact of the collision caused carriages to come off the tracks, derailing four carriages.

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.

The railway company now aims to complete the recovery of the carriages by the end of this weekend (Sunday, November 7), and then bring the materials for the site repair work, to repair the tracks and signalling equipment, to the site on Monday (November 8).

The engineering teams are currently organising a full programme of repair works, which will include overnight working until at least the end of next week.

Network Rail says the work may be noisy and disruptive for residents, saying "some noise at night is inevitable".

In a letter to residents from Network Rail Southern region, a spokesperson wrote: "While this means we’ll be able to reduce the overall length of our time on site and get the railway back up and running for trains, we know how disruptive this will be to you and your neighbours.

"We’re working hard to keep the noisier aspects of our work to daytime hours, but some noise at night is inevitable.

"We really do appreciate your understanding and cooperation over the coming days."

How to attend the Zoom meeting

The Network Rail drop-in session will be held today (Sunday, November 7) at 6pm.

The Zoom meeting link is here:

  • Meeting ID: 859 7342 6685
  • Passcode: 452635

A member of the team will be on call to answer your questions and provide further information on the works.

Network Rail adds that if anyone has any immediate questions or concerns about the works, they should contact the national helpline on 0345 711 4141 and quote "Salisbury emergency works."

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