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Rail travelers face severe disruption again as Paddington suspends service

Paddington has exposed the entrances and exits (Image: PA)

Paddington has exposed the entrances and exits (Image: PA)

Train passengers face more transport hardship in London tonight after Paddington services were suspended.

Great Western Railway (GWR) said all lines between the west London Train Station and Slough, Berkshire are on lockdown.

The serious disruption was caused by damage to overhead lines for the second time in a week.

Pictures show huge queues of people in the departure hall.

Trains running from Reading and Heathrow Airport will be affected, with GWR, Heathrow Express and Elizabeth Line services affected.

The disruption is expected to continue through the end of the day, with delays reported of around an hour earlier.

Passengers with tickets for canceled or delayed services can use them on South Western Railway, Chiltern, Elizabeth Line or London Underground.

GWR tweeted: “Due to damage to overhead wires between London Paddington and Slough, some lines towards London Paddington are blocked.

A passenger information board at Paddington Station in London as damage to overhead electrical wires causes travel chaos. Picture date: Friday September 23, 2022. PA Photo. Rail passengers have been warned of severe disruption after trains halted at Paddington station. Great Western Railway (GWR) said all lines between West London station and Slough, Berkshire are blocked due to damage to overhead electrical wires. The problem has also caused delays to trains running from Reading and Heathrow Airport. Originally, interruptions were expected until 6 p.m. This was then changed to 8pm before the rail company announced that services would be impacted for the remainder of the day. The problem has also caused delays to trains running from Reading and Heathrow Airport. GWR, Heathrow Express and Elizabeth line services are all suspended. Passengers with tickets for canceled or delayed services can use them on South Western Railway, Chiltern, Elizabeth Line or London Underground. See PA story TRANSPORT Delays. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

A Great Western Railway sign explains the delays (Image: PA)
Queues in Paddington (Image: PA)
People should expect delays of around 90 minutes (Image: UK)
Commuters face delays on various lines (Image: UK)

“Trains to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or changed.

“Disruptions are expected until 8 p.m. Ticketing will continue until further notice at SWR, Chiltern, TfL on the Elizabeth Line and the London Underground on any reasonable route.’

Another fault was reported tonight after 8.30 p.m.

National Rail Inquiries reveals all services to and from Paddington are ‘delayed’ or ‘cancelled’.


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It stated: “Damage to overhead wires between Ealing Broadway and Hayes & Harlington means the line to and from London Paddington is disrupted.

“Trains running between these stations can be delayed up to 90 minutes or cancelled.”

This is the second time in a week that trains from Paddington have been suspended, with services hit by the same issue on Monday.

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