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The Independent

Rail providers at Paddington station hit by extreme disruption



Rail passengers have been warned of extreme disruption after prepare providers at Paddington station have been suspended.

Great Western Railway (GWR) stated all traces between the west London station and Slough, Berkshire, are blocked attributable to harm to overhead electrical wires.

The issue has additionally delayed trains travelling from Reading and Heathrow Airport.

Providers had initially been anticipated to be disrupted till 6pm. This was then modified to 8pm, earlier than the rail firm introduced that providers can be affected for the remainder of the day.

The issue has additionally delayed trains travelling from Studying and Heathrow Airport.

Providers run by GWR, Heathrow Categorical and the Elizabeth line are disrupted.

Passengers with tickets on cancelled or delayed providers can use them on South Western Railway, Chiltern, Elizabeth Line or London Underground providers.

In a tweet, GWR stated: “Attributable to harm to the overhead electrical wires between London Paddington and Slough some traces in direction of London Paddington are blocked. Prepare providers operating to and from these stations could also be cancelled, delayed by as much as 60 minutes or revised.

“Disruption is anticipated till 20:00. Ticket acceptance is in place with SWR, Chiltern, TfL on the Elizabeth Line and the London Underground through any cheap route till additional discover.”

Nationwide Rail Enquiries is exhibiting that every one providers to and from Paddington are “delayed” or “cancelled”.

That is the second time in every week that trains have been suspended from Paddington, with providers on Monday affected by the identical drawback.

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