Floods Cause Travel Disruption

Hundreds of rail passengers face significant delays following extreme weather

Gloucestershire emergency services warn motorists to 'play it safe'

Gloucestershire Police, Fire and Rescue Service and County Council are urging drivers to be careful as heavy rain is anticipated across the county for a second day.

As rain and high winds are expected across the county, motorists are being encouraged to stay safe by playing it safe.

The main advice is to reduce speed, put lights on, drive carefully and considerately, and avoid making journeys if they aren’t necessary.

The heaviest of the rainfall is anticipated between 3pm and 8pm. Commuters are advised to make their journey earlier or later to avoid the rush hours if at all possible.

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Train services affected by flooding

Here's an overview of the train services currently affected by the floods:

  • South West Trains running replacement bus service between Exeter St. Davids and Yeovil Junction due to landslide between Honiton and Axminster. All day.
  • CrossCountry between Plymouth and Bristol Temple Meads suspended due to flooding at Tiverton Parkway. No estimate for return to normal service.
  • Disruption to First Great Western between - London Paddington and Plymouth - Bristol Temple Meads and Plymouth - Westbury and Plymouth. Up to 2 hour delays. Very limited replacement bus service between Exeter, Taunton and Bristol. First Great Western advise passengers not to travel today.
  • Flooding between Swindon and Bristol Parkway. Causing disruption (up to 90 min delays) on First Great Western services between London Paddington and Cardiff Central - London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads.
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