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Floods force trains to divert

The great Christmas getaway has been stalled by floods which are hampering the rail network. Services in the Westcountry are among services hardest hit.

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Travel chaos as rail services suspended due to flooding

Heavy rain has turned into a wet Christmas nightmare for millions of travellers, as reduced services on rail lines and planned engineering work added to the travel chaos.

There are still no services running between Swindon and Bristol Parkway due to flooding.

A freight train crawls along the railway track through Old Sodbury, Wiltshire on the line between Bristol Parkway and Swindon. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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