Train derails at Westbury causing rail delays

An out-of-service train has derailed in Wiltshire, causing delays to passenger rail services.

A Network Rail spokeswoman said the train's wheels had come off the tracks at about 02:00 GMT at Westbury while it was travelling at about 5mph.

Services between Salisbury and Bristol, and the South West and London have been affected.

A spokesman from First Great Western said the disruption was expected to last until 16:00 GMT.

The spokesman said that trains travelling from London to the West and South West that were due to stop at Westbury were stopping at Frome in Somerset and passengers were then being taken to Westbury by bus.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour, and Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth were stopping at Trowbridge from where passengers were being taken by bus to Westbury.

Trains that were just passing through Westbury without stopping were continuing on their journeys, the spokesman said.

Nobody was on the train except for the driver, who was unhurt.

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