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Lack of staff hits GWR services

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Trains between Penzance and London Paddington are affected

Rail passengers on GWR services to and from London Paddington face disruption today, due to a lack of available staff [Sunday 15 December].

Trains that are able to run are expected to be very busy, made worse by continued strike action on South Western Railway.

Those with tickets for today will be allowed to travel tomorrow. Customers who choose not to travel will be entitled to a refund.

In a statement, the operator added: "In order to keep passengers moving, some London Paddington to Penzance services will terminate at Exeter, where customers will be able to change for local services towards Plymouth and Penzance. Services between Exeter and Plymouth will be supported by additional road vehicles; adding up to an hour to journey times."

"While newer GWR contracts include Sunday working, not all railway workers are contracted to work on Sundays. GWR is working with colleagues and trade unions to make Sunday contracted hours more consistent across the business."

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