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Rail staff vote in favour of strike action

Train services may be affected after RMT union members agreed to walk out. Credit: ITV West Country

Rail services in parts of the region face disruption after South Western Railway staff voted in favour of strike action.

Members of the RMT union have agreed to walk out in a dispute over the role of guards on train services.

South Western Railway took over from South West Trains in August.

A date for the strike has not yet been fixed.

Person hit by train between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads

The incident happened between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa. Credit: ITV West Country

A person has been hit by a train between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

National Rail says the incident is causing disruption to journeys between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

This is expected to continue until 20:45.

National Rail says services between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads may be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads not serving Chippenham or Bath Spa

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