ICONIC locomotive the Flying Scotsman will speed through Swindon railway station this morning on its way to Worcester.

The 150 tonne engine is expected to reach the town shortly after 9.30am.

Setting off from London Paddington at 7.40am, the train will reach Didcot at 9.08am, then branch off after Swindon to arrive at Worcester at 11.50am. On its return journey, it will leave Worcester at 4.13pm and is expected to arrive into Didcot at 6.36pm.

British Transport Police is not releasing the exact times that the locomotive is expected travel through every town on its journey as this has led to trespassing on the tracks and other unsafe areas on previous trips. Trainspotters should stay on the train platform at Swindon station and not put themselves at risk. police said.