Great Western Railway trains are canceled due to staff shortages on Easter Sunday
Rail services to Reading are affected by a shortage of train staff today (Easter Sunday, April 17). Great Western Railway (GWR) services between Taunton and Reading are expected to be interrupted until around 6pm.
Fewer services are operating than usual and road transport is limited. Passengers are advised to check that their trains are running before travelling.
A National Rail spokesman said: “A shortage of train staff between Taunton and Reading means fewer trains can run. Trains running between these stations may be cancelled. Disruption is expected until 6pm.
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“You can use CrossCountry services between Penzance and Bristol Temple Meads to complete your journey. Road transport is limited. Please check your journey before you go.”
A GWR spokesman said: “CrossCountry is carrying passengers between Penzance and Bristol Temple Meads in both directions until further notice. Arrangements have been made to accept Great Western Railway train tickets for these journeys. .
“If you hold a valid one-way, round-trip or weekly ticket, you may be able to claim compensation for delays of 15 minutes or more. Please retain your ticket and visit GWR.com/DelayRepay.”
Inrix, the traffic data company, said: ‘Cancellations on Great Western Railway between Taunton and Reading due to a shortage of train crews.
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