Flooding blocks main rail line from Swindon to Bristol

The mainline from London Paddington to Swansea is blocked between Swindon and Bristol Parkway because of the floods. Although trains are leaving Swansea and London, passengers face delays when they get to the westcountry because of a diversion.

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First Great Western train service locomotive
First Great Western train service locomotive Credit: Press Association

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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.