A white Christmas dream turned into a wet Christmas nightmare for millions of travellers today. as continued heavy rain played havoc with road and rail journeys.
This has included disruption on First Great Western between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads, and between London Paddington and Swansea due to flooding between Swindon and Bristol Parkway.
The mainline remains closed. All services are being diverted via Bath, with journey times extended by up to 45 minutes. Buses will shuttle passengers from Patchway to Bristol Parkway for connecting services.
It's expected to be the busiest travelling day of the festive period today, as millions begin their Christmas getaway.
Transport problems and floods have wrecked travel plans for millions today on the busiest 24 hours of the Christmas getaway.