Power failure hits rail service

Train services between London and the West are at a standstill in the Thames Valley this morning due to a major power failure in the Swindon area. No trains are running in either direction.

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Lines reopened after Didcot power failure

All lines have now reopened and trains can run on their normal routes after disruption on First Great Western due to a signalling problem between Didcot Parkway and Swindon.

There are still delays of around 30 minutes to services and buses remain in operation. First Great Western expect normal service to resume from around 1pm.

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