EMERGENCY repairs will be carried out on the railway between Reading and Didcot after damage from Storm Dennis.

Great Western Railway Service has said overhead electric wires have been damaged between Reading and Didcot Parkway due to the severe weather of late.

As a result, the line was closed from 9.30pm last night (Tuesday, February 18) to 6am today.

The rail firm had said services between London Paddington, Bristol Temple Meads and South Wales will be diverted and not call at Didcot, Swindon of Chippenham. There will be road replacement buses between these stations in both directions.

Elsewhere, services between London Paddington and Oxford did not run at all after this time.

Great Western Railway Service tickets were accepted by Chiltern Railway services between London Marylebone and Oxford during the cut-off, and replacement bus services were organised in Cholsey, Goring and Streatley, Pangbourne, and Tilehurst.

National Rail stated this morning (Wednesday, Feburary 19) that distruption should be expected until the end of the day, and that although the majority of railway lines are running today, some cancellations have been made in order to reduce congestion in areas.

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