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Rail disruption: First Great Western

First Great Western have issued the following advice - more can be found on their website here

The current weather forecast for Monday 28th October 2013 indicates that much of southern and south west England will be subject to strong winds overnight from Sunday 27th October 2013 into the early afternoon of Monday 28th October. Current forecasts suggest that winds will gust in excess of 70mph across the area for a sustained period of time.

As a consequence of this a number of speed restrictions will be imposed by Network Rail during the morning.

These will apply as follows:

Services between Castle Cary and Weymouth and Warminster and Portsmouth, until 10:00

Services between Penzance and Taunton, until 06:00

Services between Taunton, Bristol Temple Meads, Cheltenham Spa, Westbury and Swindon, until 08:00

Services between Swindon, Westbury, Oxford and London Paddington until 10:00

Services between Guildford and Gatwick Airport will not operate until 09:00 at the earliest

Journey times will be affected as follows: Route (in either direction) Expected Delay

London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads 55 minutes

London Paddington to South Wales 60 minutes

London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa via Stroud 38 minutesLondon Paddington to Worcester via Oxford 35 minutes

London Paddington to Reading 20 minutes

London Paddington to Oxford 29 minutes

London Paddington to Taunton (via Newbury)70 minutes

Taunton to Penzance 21 minutes

London Paddington to Reading (stopping train) 4 minutes

London Paddington to Oxford (stopping train) 8 minutes

London Paddington to Bedwyn (fast trains)18 minutes

London Reading to Newbury (stopping train) No Delay

London Paddington to Reading 20 minutes

London Paddington to Oxford (fast Train) 29 minutes

Cardiff to Bristol No Delay

Cardiff to Portsmouth15 minutes

Bristol to Taunton (via Weston)10 minutes

Bristol to Weymouth 18 minutes

Westbury to Southampton 8 minutes

Bristol to Gloucester 8 minutes

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