Thursday 24 Jan 2008

LANDSLIP DISRUPT SERVICES BETWEEN BRISTOL PARKWAY AND SWINDON

Region & Route:
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Southern: Wessex
| Wales & Western
| Southern
"A landslip has occurred west of Chipping Sodbury tunnel affecting signalling between Westerly Junction and Hullavington. Train services between Swindon and Bristol Parkway is disrupted by the incident. The landslip is caused by poor weather conditions in the past few days, when heavy rainfall saturated the embankment. Nearly 40 Engineers from Network Rail are currently on site, working towards clearing nearly 2000 tones of debris by tomorrow to allow train services to resume. More information about alternative route and train times, please contact National Rail enquiries 08457 48 49 50 on www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk" www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk"

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