Bristol Temple Meads delays and line closed after person hit by train – live

This afternoon (March 21) someone was hit by a train between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton. All train lines running through Bristol were disrupted when emergency services responded to the incident.

Trains can be delayed up to an hour, according to National Rail. Its website lists a number of affected services, including the CrossCountry between Plymouth and Leeds/Edinburgh/Glasgow Central/Aberdeen, as well as between Penzance and Newcastle.

It also includes the Great Western Railway service between Penzance and Gloucester/Cardiff Central, as well as the service between Exeter St Davids and London Paddington. CrossCountry customers can use Great Western Railway services between Newton Abbott and Bristol Temple Meads.

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CrossCountry wrote an update on their Twitter account at 4:18pm stating: “Due to emergency services dealing with an incident between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton, all lines are currently blocked.” The website states that train services passing through these stations may be diverted via Westbury.

National Rail has advised that dinterruption between Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads is expected until 6.30pm.

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