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Landslip closes Cotswold heritage railway

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway train
The heritage train line carries about 70,000 passengers anually

A landslip on the route of a Cotswold heritage steam railway line has led to its temporary closure.

Engineers spotted a landslip on an embankment of the Honeybourne Line of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway on Thursday.

The line was closed immediately and a spokesman said there was currently no date for the line to reopen.

"This means that no services will call at Cheltenham Racecourse station," said railway chairman Malcolm Temple.

Trains will run as normal between Toddington and Gotherington Halt but to a revised timetable, he added.

Each year about 70,000 passengers use the heritage line, which usually runs on summer weekends and bank holidays.



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