Person struck by train

PUBLISHED: 14:20 22 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:23 22 October 2015

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A person has been hit by a train this afternoon (Thursday), blocking the railway line between Weston-super-Mare and Bridgwater.

Disruption is expected to last throughout the afternoon, with many services delayed by up to 30 minutes or cancelled.

Passengers will be able to travel on buses with valid Great Western Railway tickets, as well as Cross Country services between Cheltenham Spa and Penzance.

* UPDATE: Great Western Railway expects disruption to last until 10pm tonight.

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