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Power failure hits rail service

Train services between London and the West are at a standstill in the Thames Valley this morning due to a major power failure in the Swindon area. No trains are running in either direction.

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First Great Western hit by power failure

First Great Western staff assist passengers at Didcot Parkway Credit: Guy Phillips/ITV News Meridian

Passengers trying to get to Cardiff are now heading from Didcot back to Reading. Those going to Swindon and Bristol are awaiting a fleet of buses to help them reach their destination. Trains from Reading to Wales will go a long route.

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