Wales

New Great Western Railway trains fixed after software upgrade

New intercity train Image copyright GWR

New trains which were taken out of service after problems hampered their first days in use, have been fixed.

They were stopped on Wednesday with issues including water leaking from air conditioning systems on to commuters.

On Monday, the first of the four Intercity Express Trains (IET) destined for Wales from London was cancelled.

Great Western Railway said the faster and bigger trains, which are designed to run for the next 27 years, are working again after a software upgrade.

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Media captionThe first of the new GWR trains was more than 20 minutes late with leaking air-conditioning

They were retested on the network without passengers on Thursday.

Friday's 06:00 BST Bristol to Paddington service departed as planned, as did the 07:00 from Paddington to south Wales.

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