A NUMBER of train journeys between Carmarthen and Bristol have been cancelled due to flooding.

Great Western Railway has issued a statement this morning – October 10 – stating that flooding in Wootton Bassett has caused a number of lines to become blocked and affects all lines between Bristol Temple Meads via Bath and Swindon and Bristol Parkway/South Wales and Swindon.

Trainline is currently showing that trains – including the Carmarthen to London Paddington service – are only running to Newport, with the service cancelled to further stations including Bristol Parkway and Swindon. It is hoped that the disruption will only last until 10am.

Services will be diverted through alternative routes where possible, such as Bristol Temple Meads direct to Reading/London Paddington.

GWR has worked with a number of local bus companies and train companies to allow for tickets to be accepted.

Transport for Wales will carry passengers between Newport and Gloucester in both directions until further notice and Great Western Railway tickets will be accepted on these journeys.

CrossCountry will carry passengers between Bristol Temple Meads and Cheltenham Spa via Bristol Parkway in both directions and again Great Western Railway tickets will be accepted on these journeys.

Anyone wishing to use a local bus service should be able to but if the bus does not accept the Great Western Railway ticket, GWR says to buy a ticket for the bus and keep it, then send it and the train ticket to GWR and they will issue a refund for the bus ticket.

For more information, visit https://www.gwr.com/travel-information/travel-updates/live-network-updates and check your journey before you travel.