Bristol train route closed due to flooding

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The disruption is expected until early afternoon.

Train services between Clifton Down and Severn Beach have temporarily been cancelled this morning (April 9) due to water rising above the tracks on the branch.

National Rail explains that when flood water rises, it can cause a short circuit and cut the power to signalling and important trackside equipment. The train services are suspended to prevent damage to the train and track.

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Train services running to and from Severn Beach will run between Taunton, Weston-Super-Mare, Bristol Temple Meads and Clifton Down only.

Limited 8-seater taxis will be running between Clifton Down and Severn Beach, and calling at all stations in between.

Customers may also use their train tickets on First Bus numbers 3 and 4, which run from Avonmouth through to Clifton and Bristol City Centre but not from the train stations.

They do not run along the Portway. The number 4 runs along Shirehampton Road along Sea Mills High Street and Park Hill. At Clifton Downs, the buses run along Whiteladies Road.

Those on Advance purchase tickets will be able to use their ticket on a later train today (April 9).

The disruptions are expected until 3.30pm today (April 9).

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