A RAILWAY line has reopened following a landslip that closed the track for over one month.

The line between Romsey and Salisbury can now be used for key workers and freight deliveries.

It comes after the section of line just outside of Salisbury was forced to close on Tuesday February 18 following an extended period of above average rainfall and flooding.

This caused the embankment to slip, leaving the track unsupported for over approximately 20 metres.

Romsey Advertiser:

Essential travel only is advised, while anyone travelling to Southampton and Portsmouth from London Waterloo can now travel on either South Western Railway or Great Western Railway from today onwards.

Network Rail Wessex published a statement online which reads: "We are sorry trains have not been able to run between Salisbury and Romsey

"It has been a challenging repair as the field at the bottom of the embankment was flooded with water one metre deep.

Romsey Advertiser:

"Our engineering teams had to build a road so that we could get our equipment as close to the landslip as possible.

"Teams worked tirelessly 24/7 inserting steel sheets which are 13 metres long into the ground to secure the embankment.

"As much of the work was done during the night, we are sorry for the noise that anyone who lived close to the site would have experienced."