TRAIN passengers are facing more disruption tonight and tomorrow after a freight train derailed at Eastleigh.

Network Rail have warned passengers that they will face major disruption into tomorrow as they try to repair the damage.

It comes after travellers faced a day cancellations and disruption across the south due to the incident, in which no one was injured.

Daily Echo:

A spokesman said that they were trying to remove the carriages tonight with a view to repairing the damaged tracks tomorrow.

And they have warned commuters that they face major disruption.

A statement from Network Rail issued tonight said: “We are sorry for the continued delays to services through Eastleigh station, following a derailed freight train.

"Specialist teams have been on site throughout the day and we are in the process of removing the freight vehicles.

“Once clear, track assessments will commence and repairs will be made throughout Wednesday 29 January with the aim of recommencing services through the station from Thursday 30 January.

“Services on the London Waterloo to Weymouth, Southampton and Winchester line will be severely disrupted on 29 January 2020.

"Please continue to check before you travel and follow @SW_help for the latest updates.”

Daily Echo:

The large freight train derailed from the tracks at Eastleigh Station at 11.32am this morning and commuters have been facing long delays and cancellations ever since.

Three carriages derailed from the track this morning as the train slowly began to leave Eastleigh Station.

Ex railway worker Derik Everson saw the incident took place and was one of the first people to contact the police.

The 73-year-old said: "I was walking on the road outside the station and saw that as it pulled away from the station normally, all of a sudden it started to come off the track.

"Three wagons derailed, the sound was horrendous and there was lots of smoke.

"The driver did well to stop and control it but now so many trains are cancelled because the lines are closed. Someone told me the train hit the electrical rail and it jumped up but I don't know if that's true."