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Workers protest against the removal of buffet cars on trains

Union says removing buffet cars on West Country tains will lead to an elitist transport system Credit: ITV West Country

A rail union will protest across the region today in a campaign against the removal of buffet cars on First Great Western trains.

The RMT says losing the buffet cars will lead to job losses and an 'upstairs downstairs' service on West Country trains. Events will be taking place at Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads from 7 o clock this morning.


Delays on trains due to incident near Bath Spa station

On the trains, there are delays on First Great Western services between Bristol Temple Meads / Weston-super-Mare and London Paddington / Portsmouth Harbour and on Cross Country services between Bath Spa and Glasgow Central

It follows an earlier incident at Keynsham, which means journeys are being delayed by up to 60 minutes between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa.

National Rail Enquiries say there is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 08:00.

As an alternative, passengers may use First Somerset and Avon buses between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon / Westbury in both directions on route numbers 15, 18, X39, 184, 178, 267, 271, 272, 319, 338, 339, 264, 265, 231, 232, 234, 178 and 349.

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