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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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Thousands without power as Storm Imogen takes hold

Damage caused by storm imogen Credit: ITV News

Thousands of properties are still without power across Devon and Cornwall.

Crews from Western Power have been working to try and fix supplies.

Power has come back on in some homes but there are still thousands without.

3,334
Devon properties without power.
5,020
Cornwall properties without power.

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Over 16,000 homes now without power

Thousands of homes without power Credit: Western Power

Over 16 thousand homes are now without power across Cornwall and Devon after Storm Imogen batters the south west.

Western Power teams have worked all through the morning to restore supplies to hundreds of homes.

Earlier in the day four thousand homes were without power.

6,499
homes without power in Cornwall
10,886
homes without power in Devon

Some of our customers are currently experiencing power supply problems following high wind which has damaged some of our overhead power equipment.

Forward planning, following advanced Met Office weather predictions, means that our operational depots have been open from first light and we also have in place additional operational and engineering staff, and extra Contact Centre staff available to take customer calls.

Where weather has permitted, our Helicopter Unit has also been on hand to further pinpoint damage caused to our overhead network and to help speed up repairs and power restoration times.

– Western Power