PEOPLE travelling by train between Andover and Whitchurch this morning may face difficulty due to a fallen tree.

South Western Railway (SWR) has confirmed this morning (Monday, September 27) that services between Andover and Whitchurch could be subject to cancellation or delays due to a fallen tree which is blocking the track.

A SWR spokesperson said: "We have been informed that there is a tree blocking the railway between Andover and Whitchurch.

"This means that trains are currently unable to run on the Basingstoke bound line. Our specialist teams are en-route to clear the tree from the track. 
For further information or onward travel advice please speak to a member of staff or use a station help point.

"We are very sorry for any delay that this may cause to your journey."

The line has since reopened, but disruption is expected until 10am.

Travellers are being urged to check their journey before they travel, with more information available at: