Train and station evacuated

A train full of passengers heading to Reading and London from Wales has tonight been evacuated at Bristol. Meridian understands two unattended bags were spotted by passengers. It will mean delays on the Great Western mainline.

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Station reopens after security scare

Rail passengers faced two hour delays on the Paddington mainline after a major security alert at Bristol Parkway.Services to the Thames Valley, including Reading, Swindon and Didcot were disrupted.

The incident lasted almost two hours with a train and the station evacuated. Services were halted.

“The train has now been cleared and the station has re-opened. Trains are running again. “BTP officers carried out an investigation into an unattended package onboard the 1528 Swansea to London Paddington service. "

– British Transport Police

"All trains stopped at Bristol Parkway are now on the move. One affected train had a couple of people travelling to the Olympic Football, this has been prioritised. They will arrive in time for kick off.Station now fully reopened and trains allowed to call, although it will take some time for our service to get fully back to normal."

– Great Western Trains

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