A RAILWAY line will be closed for another month after two landslips.

Network Rail said work was now under way to reopen the railway between East Grinstead and Lingfield after two landslips blocked the line, but the line will not be back in action until March 30.

There have been two landslips between Dormans and East Grinstead.

The first landslip was on December 28, but trains continued running with speed restrictions. Network Rail engineers began work to shore up the line, but Storms Ciara and Dennis damaged the embankment even more and the line had to close for safety reasons.

The repairs require an 800 metre road just to reach the site due to its remote location. Steel beams will be driven into the ground to build a wall to repair the embankment.

Almost 25,000 tonnes of new material needs to be brought in to replace the soil lost in the slips and will be delivered to site on 25 separate trains. Rail replacement bus services are in place between Hurst Green and East Grinstead.

Passengers should check diversions and updates before travelling at www.southernrailway.com and www.thameslinkrailway.com.