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There are currently no trains running between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach due to a train striking a wheel barrow.
We are currently experiencing disruption between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach. (1/2)
Tickets being accepted on local bus routes.
Trains aren't currently able to run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads after a power cut.
Trains will be diverted if possible but passengers from Swindon or Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads are advised not to travel if it's not urgent.
Tickets are being accepted on First Buses and CrossCountry services.
Customers are advised not to travel towards Bath Spa, Chippenham, Oldfield and Keynsham this is due to a power failure (1/2)
There are delays of up to 30 minutes on the trains between Chippenham and Bristol because of a broken down train.
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A group of vandals caused havoc when they attempted to board a train then spray painted the side of the carriage.
A group of up to 20 young people attempted to board the 5.14am Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach service on Monday, but were too late.
Several members tried to stop the train doors from closing and were then verbally abusive to staff who attempted to reason with them.
Other individuals then spray painted the side of the carriage - covering the windows and panels in silver and pink paint.
The service was cancelled, and all passengers were asked to alight from the train.
While no one was injured during the incident, train staff were understandably left very intimidated and upset.
This was a very irresponsible act of vandalism that caused a lot of distress among the public and staff who were travelling on the train.
We are currently investigating and would like to speak to anyone with any information that may assist.
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Harry Patch, the last survivor of the First World War trenches, is to have a train named after him.
The Class 43 locomotive will be unveiled at Bristol Temple Meads station this morning by his grandson, Roger Patch.
Harry, who was born in Combe Down near Bath, died in 2009 at the age of 111.
Commuters getting the train from Bristol Temple Meads should expect delays and changes, as a signalling problem is currently disrupting services.
The following changes are expected to continue until the end of service.
- No trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach
- Delays of up to 30 minutes to journeys between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central
A rail union have called the train services running during the current 48-hour strike unsafe.
The RMT union, whose members are striking in a dispute over job losses, safety and buffet cars on new trains, say First Great Western's current emergency "skeleton service", is "dangerously overcrowded" and staffed by people without the right training.
The union say they will be taking this up formally.
First Great Western denied that the trains are overcrowded, and told us staff working on them are fully trained.
"We've got fully competent managers working on these trains who would normally manage the people who are striking.
"Our utmost priority is keeping people moving safely and as quickly as possible."
"Our approach to keeping trains moving during this process has been sanctioned by the Rail Safety Standards Board - we would not be able to run these services if it hadn't been."
The 48-hour strike started on Wednesday night and is set to end at 6.30pm on Friday evening. Staff have been out picketing stations today.
"The anger of staff is clear as the action bites and it is now down to the company to recognise that and get back round the table to address the serious issues at the core of this dispute."
First Great Western say 10% fewer staff have walked out than they were expecting; however the strike has still affected almost 40% of their services.