A BROKEN rail between Bournemouth and Poole has blocked a line towards Weymouth.

South Western Railway have said trains may be cancelled, delayed or terminated between Bournemouth and Poole as a result.

Disruption is anticipated to last until 9pm.

Replacement buses have been requested.

The incident comes just overs after transport secretary Grant Shapps publically hit out at the rail franchise, announcing that it could be nationalised by the government.