TRAIN services between Swindon and Bristol have been restored following a landslip.

The landslip, which happened near the Chipping Sodbury tunnel earlier in the week, caused travel misery for commuters with some trains cancelled.

Many routes were still experiencing delays of up to 20 minutes yesterday morning, as trains were forced to run at reduced speeds due to the incident.

However, overnight work ensured First Great Western’s eastbound service between London Paddington and Cardiff Central was running as usual after reopening at about 4.30am yesterday morning with a 40mph speed limit restriction near the location of the landslip.

Overnight frost and recent wet weather was blamed for the landslip.

A Network Rail spokesman said about 25 tonnes of material and several small trees were cleared from the line overnight.