Network Rail Wessex has said that the fault with the track circuit has been rectified, and the company is working to restore SWR and GWR services in the area.

"We're sorry if you've been affected by the disruption, which may continue into this evening," the company tweeted.

"Please check before travelling."

There has been a signalling problem at Salisbury station today, causing delays and cancellations to train services.

Disruption is expected to last until 7pm this evening (Tuesday, November 16).

Replacement buses are now in place to stop at all stations between Basingstoke and Salisbury, Eastleigh and Salisbury (via Chandlers Ford), and Southampton Central and Salisbury (via Romsey).

SWR says the Basingstoke and Southampton services are expected from 2pm (and Eastleigh service from 2.15pm), but buses are not running to a set timetable, and journeys will take longer than planned.

According to the South Western Railway website: "Due to a signalling problem at Salisbury all lines are disrupted. 

"Train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.

"Disruption is expected until 19:00 on 16/11."

SWR tickets will also be accepted on:

  • Great Western Railway services via any reasonable route in the area (and GWR tickets will also be accepted on SWR services) 
  • Xelabus routes X6 and X7 between Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford.

Network Rail has apologised for the disruption, tweeting that the company is "working to identify the cause of the problem."

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