Floods force trains to divert

The great Christmas getaway has been stalled by floods which are hampering the rail network. Services in the Westcountry are among services hardest hit.

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Rail routes in Wales suspended and delayed

Flooding is causing disruption in various parts of Wales, according to National Rail Enquiries.

A number of routes are being affected:

  • Cardiff Central - Bridgend - Swansea: Trains between Cardiff Central and Swansea are suspended. Limited replacement road transport may run, subject to road conditions.
  • Rhoose Cardiff International Airport - Bridgend: Trains between Rhoose Cardiff International Airport and Bridgend are suspended. Limited replacement road transport is running between these stations.
  • Bristol Parkway - Cardiff Central: Trains between Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central may be delayed by up to 60 minutes.
  • Machynlleth - Caersws: Trains between Machynlleth and Caersws are suspended. Replacement road transport is running between these stations.

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Rail travel chaos eases near London and Midlands

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Arriva Trains Wales advises customers not to travel

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We are advising customers not to travel where possible owing to severe weather related disruption. Keep in touch here: http://t.co/UMrUOsw6

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We apologise to customers for the difficult conditions today, and thank everyone affected for their patience and understanding.

Flooding causes further rail disruptions

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Due to flooding, no service Crewe - Chester. Diversions in place, please keep checking #WalesFlooding for further info @nationalrailenq ^SC

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NEW: Buses replace trains between Uttoxeter and Stoke-on-Trent until further notice. Flooding is causing ... http://t.co/Cg8PBQZ4 #fb

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Only a very limited bus service is able to run between Plymouth / Exeter and Taunton at the moment. Advice is not to travel #PlymouthTaunton

First Great Western advises some passengers not to travel

First Great Western have cancelled a number of trains due to flooding and landslips in South West of England.

The rail company has advised customers with non-essential travel to not attempt to travel West of Taunton in either direction.

A statement on the First Great Western's website, said:

Trains are unable to operate between Taunton and Plymouth. Therefore, services from Penzance, Plymouth, Exeter St Davids towards Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington will terminate at Plymouth and start from Taunton until further notice.

Services from London Paddington towards Exeter St Davids and the West of England will terminate at Taunton and be started again from Plymouth until further notice.

A very limited road transport operation is currently in place between Taunton, Exeter St Davids and Plymouth, this is being hampered by flooded roads and only a limited number of vehicles being available.

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