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Great Western Railway says it has issued a series of changes to timetabled services due to the heathwave.

The rail operator says the changes have been put in place because track temperatures are expected to exceed 50C in parts of London later.

It’s estimated many of its services would take 10-15 minutes longer because of the hot conditions.

Here’s a summary of what is cancelled and changed:

  • London Paddington to Oxford direct (calling at Slough, Reading, Didcot and Oxford) and return services are cancelled. Passengers are advised to travel to Didcot for connecting services to Oxford
  • All Thames Valley branch lines to remain in branch operation but with no direct London services
  • London Paddington to Bedwyn and return services will operate between Bedwyn and Reading only
  • London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa and return will operate between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa only

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