Passengers trying to get to Cardiff are now heading from Didcot back to Reading, following a power failure in Swindon.
Passengers trying to get to Cardiff are now heading from Didcot back to Reading. Those going to Swindon and Bristol are awaiting a fleet of buses to help them reach their destination. Trains from Reading to Wales will go a long route.
ITV News journalist Guy Phillips is stuck at Didcot Parkway in Oxfordshire. His train has been terminated at Didcot. First Great Western Trains have promised buses to Swindon but Guy has been told many as buses are on the school run. Some passengers are heading back to Reading.
The power failure in the Swindon area has brought rush-hour trains between London, the Thames Valley, Wales & the Westcountry to a standstill. ITV News journalist, Guy Phillips, is one of thousands of passengers affected. He's just sent us this update.
The 7.11 from Reading to Swansea has been at a standstill at Didcot Parkway for 40 minutes due to amajor power failure. The guard on the train tells us "There is major signalling problems due an electrical fault. The only information we have is to stay here until it has been resolved."
Portway Park and Ride in Avonmouth could get its own rail station by next autumn. Bristol City Council has already set aside money for the project, which needs final approval from the government
It would provide a link through to Temple Meads. The station would be the first built in Bristol for sixteen years.
New Road is still closed because of flooding between Riverside in Burrowbridge and Northmoor Lane in Lyng. Somerset County Council says it will remain closed for the rest of the week at least.
The railway line at Westerleigh in South Gloucestershire has reopened after a landslip last Wednesday.
Part of the bank collapsed in heavy rain, disrupting trains between Bristol Parkway, Birmingham and Swindon. Trains using that stretch of rail are limited to twenty miles an hour.
It's been another day of disruption and delays for travellers in the west - once again it's train passengers feeling the pain. A landslip at Westerleigh Junction on the outskirts of Bristol is the latest cause of misery.
It's meant a reduced service through Bristol Parkway with buses laid on to ferry people to local stations. The Transport Secretary Patrick McLaughlin visited the site this afternoon to see the damage for himself.
South West Trains has reopened the rail line between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction.
The route had been blocked due to flooding and a landslip.