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Traffic chaos in Bristol as taxi drivers protest at Temple Meads

Commuters in Bristol are being reminded about a protest by taxi drivers taking place around Bristol Temple Meads this morning.

The protests are the latest in a series of demonstrations against changes at Temple Meads station.

Taxi drivers are angry that the number of taxi bays have been cut from 46 to 30, and drivers who can't find a space are moved on.

As part of the demonstrations, drivers have been refusing to pick up passengers, causing long delays in the area surrounding the station.

This was the situation on the A4 Bath Road this morning:

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Some commuters tweeted their frustration at the delay.

Meanwhile at Temple Meads...

Taxi driver Patrick Masih caught this footage of the traffic near Bristol Temple Meads station this morning.

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No trains between Bath and Bristol after a power cut

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Trains aren't currently able to run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads after a power cut.

Trains will be diverted if possible but passengers from Swindon or Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads are advised not to travel if it's not urgent.

Tickets are being accepted on First Buses and CrossCountry services.

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