A TRESPASSER on railway tracks has led to delays of up to 30 minutes on a train line.

Passengers on the South Western Railway service between Wareham and Poole were held up in delays of up to 30 minutes this morning after a trespass on the railway.

A spokesman from South Western Railway said: "Following trespass on the railway between Poole and Hamworthy, all lines have now reopened. Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 10am.

"We were informed of a trespasser on the railway between Poole and Hamworthy. Power to the tracks has now been restored and trains are now on the move. Trains may be altered and delays whilst we return our service to normal.

"If your train is cancelled or for further information please speak to station staff or use a station help point for alternative transport options.

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

A spokesman has confirmed services are no longer affected.

A spokesman said: "A trespass incident this morning disrupted some services between Poole and Wareham. The line has since reopened, and services are no longer affected.

"We're sorry for any inconvenience this has caused to our customers."