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Power cut rail update: severe disruption around Bath Spa

A power failure earlier this morning has caused a signalling systems failure between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

Great Western Railway says that this evening there will be a very limited train service between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads via Chippenham and Bath Spa and also between Westbury and Bristol Temple Meads.

Great Western Railway advice: 'do not travel'

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Great Western Railway is advising passengers not to travel after a power failure earlier this morning caused a signalling systems failure between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

Train services are being disrupted with no direct train service between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads via Chippenham and Bath Spa.

It's the same story between Westbury and Bristol Temple Meads.

We are unable to source replacement road transport and advise customers not to travel

– GWR

Queuing systems are in place and journey times will be extended from following stations:

  • Chippenham
  • Bath Spa
  • Oldfield Park
  • Keynsham
  • Freshford
  • Avoncliff
  • Bradford-on-Avon
  • Trowbridge (for travel to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads only)

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No trains between Bath and Bristol after a power cut

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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.

Derailed train causes major disruption for commuters

Thousands of commuters have been caught up in disruption after a train derailed at a busy London station leaving people stranded travelling to and from our region.

The derailment was caused when the train ran a red signal outside Paddington station. Credit: London Fire Brigade

There were no passengers on board during the derailment at Paddington station, which Network Rail said was caused when the train ran a red signal.

Great Western Railway have suspended services in and out of the station, and they will not run any for the rest of tonight. Services look set to be disrupted in the morning too (17 June).

Disruption has affected hundreds across the South West.

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