Monday 26 Jan 2009

LANDSLIP AFFECTS TRAIN SERVICES TO WESTBURY

Region & Route:
Wales & Western: Western
| Wales & Western

A landslip has occurred near Westbury and affecting train services travelling from Paddington to Exeter St. Davids. Trains will not be calling at Westbury station and alternative services will be provided for passengers travelling to Westbury at Frome station.

The landslip is caused by poor weather conditions in the past few days, when heavy rainfall saturated the embankment. Network Rail engineers have been at the site since yesterday morning, working to stabilise the embankment and to restore services as soon as possible.

Passengers wishing to travel on the route should check with National Rail Enquiries before doing so by calling 08457 48 49 50 or logging on to www.nationalrail.co.uk.

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03457 11 41 41

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