COMMUTERS are to face disruption to their rail journeys today.

Network Rail has said that no trains will run between Wareham and Weymouth on Monday due to overrunning engineering works. No trains will run in either direction.

This also affect Great Western Railway services with no trains between Weymouth and Dorchester West.

Passengers are urged to check before they travel - and there could also be disruption on Tuesday.

A rail replacement service will run between Weymouth and Wareham. A normal train service will run between London Waterloo and Wareham.

A spokesperson for Network Rail said engineers working to replace the track have not been able to complete the work on time owing to an engineering train breaking down.

The spokesman added: "We are now working to a revised plan to complete the work. We sincerely apologise to those affected and ask that passengers check before they travel."

A South Western Railway spokesperson said: "While Network Rail work to get the line open again we will be providing a limited bus replacement service between Weymouth and Wareham calling at all stations.

"We know how inconvenient this is for our passengers and will be doing everything we can to restore normal services as soon as possible.

"We strongly recommend passengers check the National Rail Enquiries website before travel, and for the most up to date information."

Great Western Railway passengers will also face disruption meaning that services on the Heart of Wessex line will start or terminate at Dorchester West.

A GWR spokesman, added: "Due to overrunning engineering work, Network Rail advise that we will need to amend services between Weymouth and Dorchester, therefore services will start and terminate at Dorchester West.

"However, the 06:44 Weymouth to Filton Abbey Wood will operate from Weymouth. 

"We are attempting to recruit road transport to operate between Weymouth, Dorchester West and Yeovil Pen Mill.

"Customers are advised to check our journeycheck page or our Twitter @gwrhelp for the latest information, prior to travelling."