A train heading to Reading and London from Wales has tonight been evacuated at Bristol. Meridian understands two unattended bags were spotted by passengers. Both the train and Bristol Parkway Station have been evacuated . Sniffer dogs are at the scene.
The train was travelling from Cardiff. The call to the police was just after 1700. The train was due at Reading around 1830.
Flash flooding in Sway has seen the cancellation of all services between Bournemouth and Southampton. Meridian understands that the water overran the train line which has seen all services replaced by buses.
Services are returning to normal after a pedestrian was struck by a high speed train in northern France. Eurostar departures to and from Kent and London were delayed by more than an hour while investigations into the accident took place.
Reading East MP Rob Wilson has criticised First Great Western after it reduced carriage numbers on rush hour trains to seven. A spokesman said it's aiming to increase the length of all its high speed trains to eight carriages by the end of July to ease the overcrowding crisis.
A freight train came off the tracks near the Mountfield Tunnel in Sussex in torrential rain yesterday. Southeastern Railways say they'll run a replacement bus service while a crane is deployed to lift the stricken train onto the tracks, and repair the lines.