South East Wales

Newport to Gloucester rail line reopens after train hits person

First Great Western train Image copyright PA

The rail line between Newport and Gloucester has reopened after it closed when a person was hit by a train.

The incident happened between Lydney and Gloucester on Wednesday morning.

Trains travelling from south Wales to London are currently diverted through Lydney after the Severn Tunnel was closed for work ahead of rail electrification.

A replacement bus service was put in place to take passengers between Severn Tunnel Junction and Cheltenham Spa.

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