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Disruption at Bath Spa station over the Easter holidays

There will be major disruption at Bath Spa station over the Easter holidays Credit: Network Rail

From Saturday 8 April until Sunday 23 April, a major programme to modernise the Great Western Mainline will cause disruption at Bath Spa Station

The track is being realigned to allow the platforms to be widened ready for the introduction of longer trains later this year.

Many services between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted and not call at Bath Spa.

Commuters are advised to check before travelling.

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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Rail disruption to continue into the weekend

The major disruption at London Paddington is expected to last until end of service on Saturday 18 June - that's the message from Network Rail. It means rail services travelling to and from our region are either cancelled or altered.

It comes after a train derailed in London on 16 June. The empty train caused damage to the signalling and the overhead wires after it derailed just outside Paddington station leading to mass disruption.

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The following alterations have been put in place:

  • Services from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads at 30 minutes past the hour will not run.
  • Services from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington on the hour will not run.
  • Services between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa will run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa.
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Here's the amended timetable in full:

Alterations to train travel due to derailment

Following the derailment of a train in London last night, trains running between Paddington and Cheltenham Spa have been cancelled and a revised alterations timetable has been released.

The empty train caused damage to the signalling and the overhead wires after it derailed just outside London.

Disruption continues after the train derailed. Credit: Network Rail

ALTERATIONS TO PEAK DEPARTURES FROM PADDINGTON

  • 1630 Taunton (starting from Bristol Temple Meads)
  • 1649 Oxford (cancelled)
  • 1706 Westbury (cancelled)
  • 1715 Carmarthen (starting from Reading)
  • 1730 Taunton (starting from Bristol)
  • 1736 Oxford (cancelled)
  • 1742 Cheltenham Spa (starts from Swindon)
  • 1749 Worcester Shrub Hill (cancelled)
  • 1805 Frome (cancelled)
  • 1830 Weston-super-Mare (cancelled)
  • 1847 Cheltenham Spa (cancelled)
  • 1850 Oxford (cancelled)

Great Western Railway warn that other short notice alterations may still occur.

No trains running between Cheltenham and London

The train derailed outside London last night Credit: Network Rail

Trains running between Paddington and Cheltenham Spa have been cancelled after a train derailed in London last night.

The empty train caused damage to the signalling and the overhead wires after it derailed just outside London last night.

A reduced service on Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Penzance is operating. Services scheduled to leave Bristol Temple Meads at 30 minutes past the hour will not run.

Passengers are being told they can use alternative routes.

Disruption continues after the train derailed Credit: Network Rail

Derailed train causes major disruption for commuters

Thousands of commuters have been caught up in disruption after a train derailed at a busy London station leaving people stranded travelling to and from our region.

The derailment was caused when the train ran a red signal outside Paddington station. Credit: London Fire Brigade

There were no passengers on board during the derailment at Paddington station, which Network Rail said was caused when the train ran a red signal.

Great Western Railway have suspended services in and out of the station, and they will not run any for the rest of tonight. Services look set to be disrupted in the morning too (17 June).

Disruption has affected hundreds across the South West.

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