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Rail line electrification causing chaos in Lyneham

People in Wiltshire say road and bridge closures in the county are causing chaos. Work is taking place ahead of the electrification of the rail line between Bristol and London.

As part of the work one of the main bridges near Lyneham has been closed by Network Rail.

Now three other roads have been shut by the council for safety and people living nearby face diversions of up to 20 miles.

Katie Rowlett reports:

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Network Rail promises action on road delays

Roads have been closed while work takes place on railway bridges ready for electrification of the main line Credit: ITV News West Country

Network Rail has said it will work harder to avoid road disruption caused to people living around Lyneham in Wiltshire.

It comes after residents said they felt cut off following road and bridge closures, while work is carried out to the railway in preparation for electrification.

Rail electrification work causing chaos in Lyneham

Work is taking place ready for the electrification of the rail line between London and Bristol, which means long diversions. Credit: ITV News West Country

People in part of Wiltshire say road and bridge closures in the county are causing chaos.

Work is taking place ready for the electrification of the rail line between London and Bristol, which means long diversions.

One trader says Lyneham feels almost cut off. Network Rail has now appointed a community liaison officer to deal with problems.

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