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Staff shortage on South West Trains: has your journey been cancelled?

Train services have been cancelled today due to a member of train crew being unavailable Credit: PA

There's a revised service on South West Trains this morning due to a member of the train crew being unavailable.

Services between London Waterloo and Weymouth, and between Pen Mill and Yeovil Junction are being affected.

At the moment the following services have been cancelled:

  • 12:10 Weymouth - Yeovil Junction
  • 13:07 Yeovil Junction - Yeovil Pen Mill
  • 13:28 Yeovil Pen Mill - Yeovil Junction
  • 13:45 Yeovil Junction - Yeovil Pen Mill
  • 13:55 Yeovil Pen Mill - Yeovil Junction
  • 14:05 Yeovil Junction - Weymouth
  • 16:45 Weymouth - London Waterloo

Proposals unveiled for direct trains between North & South Dorset

These latest proposals build on the major improvements introduced last year. Credit: ITV West Country

South West Trains plan to introduce new direct services to Weymouth on Saturdays in the summer. It hopes to boost tourism by providing trains from North Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

They also hope they'll be an additional weekday morning service from Yeovil Pen Mill to London Waterloo.

The proposal of direct Saturday trains in the summer has been dubbed the 'Seaside Specials'. Credit: ITV West Country

Consultation is currently taking place with local authorities, communities and rail user groups about the proposals which would be introduced in May.

The summer trains would run on Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 21 May through to 3 September and help to provide a boost for communities, local businesses and tourism throughout the summer months.


Travel: delays to South West Trains in Somerset

Credit: ITV News

There are delays on South West Trains between Yeovil Junction and Salisbury this morning due to a signal failure.

Train services running through these stations may be delayed or revised - the disruption is expected to last until 08:00am.


West Country trains come bottom

A survey of rail companies has found less than half of people travelling in the West Country are satisfied with the service they get.

The findings by Which? put South West Trains and First Great Western almost bottom of the list of train companies in the entire country.

55% of commuters said they were dissatisfied with the service they received.

Alex Neill is Head of Campaigns at Which?...

Disruption to West Country train services

There's major disruption on the trains this morning between Bridgwater and Taunton, and Taunton and Plymouth/Penzance.

Meanwhile, trains from the West Country into London are also subject to delays.

First Great Western said it would only be able to run four trains an hour between Reading and London Paddington because of flooding near Maidenhead.

South West Trains is operating a heavily-curtailed service.

South West Trains tweets about disruption

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