AN issue with a level crossing near Wool is causing disruption for rail passengers this afternoon.

South Western Railway said disruption is expected until 6pm today.

Trains are having to run at a reduced speed on all lines and, as a result, train services running through the station may be delayed.

South Western Railway said: “We have been informed of a problem with a level crossing near Wool. This means that trains must run at reduced speed in the area.
“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.”

It is the second issue to hit rail passengers today.

A fault with a rail at Sway has resulted in the line being blocked.

The problem is affecting trains heading towards Bournemouth.

Buses are currently replacing train services.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.