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“Significant” disruption to trains between Wales and London

Rail passengers are being warned of “significant” disruption to the GWR network.

The advice is to check before traveling after flooding and a serious incident near Reading last night left trains and crews stranded. Short notice cancellation is expected throughout the day.

The company claims that today’s tickets will be valid tomorrow.

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Weather Service Forecast for Friday

Calmer period with sunshine, although increasingly colder. Here’s the full forecast for Wales today:

A day with periods of sun and scattered showers, mainly in the west and over the mountains. Wind along the coast, otherwise light wind and feeling cold. The maximum temperature is 9°C.

Rain will continue into the evening and gradually ease through most of the night, with milder periods. It’s colder under clearer skies, with light winds and light frosts. The minimum temperature is 0 °C.

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