Flooding which hit the Weymouth-Waterloo railway line at Sway subsided overnight and the line has reopened.

Network Rail announced last night there would be severe disruption on the Weymouth-Waterloo line on Monday due to flooding at Sway in the New Forest.

Network Rail and South Western Railway (SWR) were advising passengers to check before travelling as flooding from Storm Dennis means there will be a reduced number of services.

However the line has now reopened.

The normal weekday timetable is in operation but passengers are advised to check before travelling. 

The railway line at Sway, between Brockenhurst and New Milton on the South West Main Line, had been submerged by flood water. Trains were unable to call at Sway, New Milton, Hinton Admiral, Christchurch and Pokesdown for Boscombe.

Network Rail teams have been on site since Saturday morning to alleviate the flooding. 

Flooding has also affected the Test Valley area. On Monday, some services between Eastleigh and Redbridge were diverted via Chandlers Ford, with buses replacing stations that are not served by trains."