All five carriages that derailed after the Salisbury train collision have now been removed from the crash site ready for repair work to take place.

The crane used to lift the carriages has also been removed from the scene.

Currently, there are four support vehicles moving the carriage and crane away, causing traffic on the dual carriageway.

Disruption will continue as repair works take place, with London Road expected to remain closed until 2am tomorrow (Tuesday, November 9), according to the British Transport Police.

Rail services in the Salisbury area will not return to normal until "at least" next Monday (November 15), according to a joint statement issued by Network Rail, South Western Railway and Great Western Railway.


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

The railway company aimed to complete the recovery of the carriages by the end of the weekend and then bring the materials for the site repair work, to repair the tracks and signalling equipment, to the site today (Monday, November 8).

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

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

Read more: Network Rail warns Salisbury that crash repairs will cause noise at night

Network Rail has said the repairs will involve replacing 1,456 sleepers, three sets of points, the moveable rails which enable trains to change course, 1,010 yards of new track and 3km of cable.

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.

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

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