A massive landslip has closed a rail line in the South Midlands.
Network Rail estimates that 350,000t of material will need to be removed from the scene in Harbury, meaning the line between Leamington Spa and Banbury will remain closed all week.
The incident – described by the rail infrastructure operator as “extremely significant” – occurred at 3pm on Saturday 31 January.
Engineers were monitoring the site, which has high levels of groundwater, on Sunday to decide when it would be safe to begin a detailed assessment.
The line closure has affected services between Manchester and Bournemouth; and between Newcastle, Reading and Southampton.