Train services affected by crash on level crossing near Athelney
Trains started running again between Taunton and Castle Cary late this afternoon following this morning's fatal crash on a level crossing in Somerset.
Train operator First Great Western said the lines would remain blocked while emergency services are at the scene of the crash near Athelney and investigations are carried out.
The collision, involving the 5.46am Exeter to London Paddington service and a car, happened at around 6.30am.
Until the line reopens, FGW operated a limited bus service between Taunton and Castle Cary stations.
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Trains running between London Paddington and Plymouth or Penzance were being diverted via Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads, extending travel times by around 30 minutes.
Customers travelling to or from Pewsey were being advised that a coach will operate to and from Swindon.
"South West Trains services are conveying passengers between Exeter St Davids and London Waterloo in both directions until further notice," said a FGW spokesman.
"Arrangements have been made for First Great Western rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys.
"Cross Country services are conveying passengers between Bristol Temple Meads and Penzance in both directions until further notice. Arrangements have been made for First Great Western rail tickets to be accepted for these journeys."
For the latest rail travel information, contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.