SOUTH Western Railway has reported delays due to a train blocking the line at Winchester.

While the blockage has been cleared, the train operating company has said that services running through Winchester Station towards Eastleigh may be delayed or revised.

Disruptions are expected until 5pm.

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The South Western Railway website says: "We have been informed that a train has developed a fault at Winchester. This means that the line towards Eastleigh is blocked. The train crew are in contact with our fleet maintenance team who are investigating and working towards fixing the fault.

"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."

A South Western Railway spokesperson said: "There was a software issue which the crew worked with our fleet maintenance team to resolve.

"All lines opened again at 12.15pm. We are sorry for any delay this caused to customers' journeys."