Train company takes action on Bristol route ahead of predicted snow
The first flakes are yet to fall but already some train services have been affected by Friday's weather forecast for heavy snow in the Bristol area and across the South West in general.
Some trains will be cancelled and others face revised services in south and south-west England.
South West Trains say they will not be running services between Salisbury and Bristol on Frida.
ySWT routes to Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon will also run revised services.
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Jake Kelly, customer service director for the South West Trains - Network Rail Alliance, said: "Over the past few days, we have been carefully monitoring the weather forecast to enable us to make a decision about the level of service we should plan to run.
"With severe weather warnings in place for heavy snow on our network, we have taken the decision to put a special timetable in place for Friday 18 January.
"We know that what our passengers want most is certainty about when and how they are going to get to their destination.
"This special timetable helps ensure this by running slightly fewer services and allowing more time for trains to cope with poor conditions."
Mr Kelly said it would help avoid train crew being in the wrong place and would help passengers plan ahead.
The revised timetables have been published on the South West Trains website: http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/