A South Western Railway spokesperson said:
"We sincerely apologise to passengers who were stranded on trains overnight. They have all been taken to Bournemouth station where South Western Railway staff are providing hot food and drinks. Hotel accommodation will be provided for those unable to travel onwards from Bournemouth.
“Our staff, together with Network Rail have battled tirelessly throughout the night to try to get trains moving in very challenging conditions, and will continue to do so throughout the day.
“We are advising passengers not to attempt to travel today, but for those who have already started their journey, we recommend they return as soon as possible. Due to the continued extreme weather conditions, we will be closing the train service early today. Please check our website for the most up to date information."