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Get set for the Easter getaway

Bristol Airport expects thousands of holidaymakers today Credit: ITV News West Country

More than 70,000 passengers are expected through Bristol Airport this bank holiday weekend. An Airport spokesman says numbers are on the increase since it added new destinations including Bologna and Shannon.

The motorways will be busy too Credit: ITV News West Country

Meanwhile the great Easter getaway will mean busy roads, especially on the region's motorways. The road and rail networks are likely to be extremely busy too so do make extra time for your journeys.


Delays after train derails in Bristol

Some services have been delayed or cancelled Credit: ITV News West Country

An investigation is underway at a maintenance depot in Bristol after a minor derailment of a CrossCountry train.

No passengers were on board, however the incident has led to some disruption, with some services delayed or cancelled at short notice.

Normal service is expected to resume from 1400.


Serious accident at Axminster

Two people have been seriously injured in a road crash in Axminster.

Bristol Air Ambulance has taken one casualty to Frenchay Hospital.

It happened on the B3261 between the A35 and Axminster, at around 7.45am today.

The road is closed from the off-slip on the A35 and the start of the B3261, to the end of Axminster roundabout near the train station.

Bad weather hits train punctuality

The bad weather saw punctuality times for trains across the country fall Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The severe winter storms took their toll on train punctuality including that of CrossCountry last month, according to official figures.

The CrossCountry train company, managed only a punctuality figure of 78.1% in February, compared with 88.8% for February 2013.

First Great Western, affected by the severe damage to the coastal track at Dawlish in Devon, had a trains-on-time figure of only 80.4% last month, compared with 91.8% in February 2013.

Since December staff dealt with more than 500 fallen trees blocking lines, 285 flooded sites and 73 landslips or line washouts.

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