Update: Vandalism causes rail misery

PUBLISHED: 11:31 22 May 2012 | UPDATED: 08:47 23 May 2012

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TRAIN passengers have been hit by long delays and cancellations following vandalism to the rail network this morning and the misery is set to continue throughout the day.

Services passing through Weston, Worle, Highbridge & Burnham, Yatton and Nailsea & Backwell stations are all affected.

A First Great Western spokesman said routes between Taunton and Bristol are blocked and the delays are being caused by a cable theft along the line.

Bus replacement services are currently in force between Weston and Bristol in both directions.

The spokesman said: “Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 40 minutes or revised at short notice.”

The disruption is expected to last throughout the day as repair work is carried out around Parson Street station.

Trains are now able to pass through the affected area but the number it can accommodate is fewer than normal.

He added: “Cross Country services are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.

“Arrangements have been made for FGW rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys and we are also accepting Cross Country tickets via any reasonable route.”

For more information visit www.journeycheck.com/firstgreatwestern

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