TRAINS have unable to run between Bournemouth and Poole for much of the day due to a fallen tree.

The tree was blocking the line at Branksome but has now been cleared.

A replacement bus service has been running between Bournemouth and Poole.

Trains between these stations may still be cancelled, delayed or revised.

National Rail said normal service was expected to resume by 1pm however this is now 7pm. 

A spokesperson said: "Network Rail specialist teams have attended and cleared the tree from the track.

"However, there may be residual delays and alterations to services as a result of the time taken to removed the train from the railway."