RAIL journeys are back up and running to normal timetables amid cancellations this morning between the Weymouth and Bournemouth line due to ice.

South Western Railway (SWR) has said trains are running normally again after they were at 'reduced speed' due to icy conditions.

This morning, passengers were experiencing disruption and cancellations on the Weymouth line to Bournemouth due to severe ice on the live rail, which was making it hard for trains to draw power.

READ MORETrains cancelled as rail users hit by delays between Weymouth and Bournemouth

SWR said its treatment trains were laying anti-ice fluid to fix the issue.

A spokesman from SWR said: "We're pleased to say the ice has melted and trains are running normally again to Weymouth - thank you for your patience this morning."

“We’re sorry that customers experienced problems with their journeys this morning.

"Icy rail conditions between Wool and Dorchester South meant that trains had to terminate at Wareham.

"Replacement buses were organised to run between Wareham and Weymouth to enable customers to continue their journey and the line has now reopened, although disruption is expected until 11am today."