Paddington station: Major disruption continues following Queen’s funeral

Network Rail said work to fix damaged overhead electric wires affecting services at Paddington, west London, was ongoing.

Disruption to train services that caused thousands of mourners to miss the Queen’s funeral are expected to continue until lunch time.

Network Rail said work to fix damaged overhead electric wires affecting services at Paddington, west London, was ongoing.

The issue started at 6.30am on Monday morning when one train became entangled in overhead wires near Hayes and Harlington station.

Disruption continues at Paddington Station

This caused all lines to and from Paddington to be blocked, causing severe disruption for people travelling to London and Windsor in Berkshire.

Four tracks reopened this morning (Tuesday, September 20) after engineers worked overnight.

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However Network Rail said Great Western Railway, Heathrow Express and Elizabeth line trains all continue to be affected.

Services will also finish before 10pm to allow further work on the lines.

In an update issued on Tuesday morning, National Rail Enquiries said: “No trains are able to run between Heathrow airport/West Drayton and London Paddington.

“We anticipate disruption will continue until 12pm.

“Passengers are strongly advised only to travel if necessary and to please check before you travel.”

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A Network Rail spokesperson apologised for the disruption.

He added: “We are working hard to get services running as soon as possible.”

National Rail has advised:

  • Passengers travelling between London and Reading should travel to/from London Waterloo using South Western Railway services
  • Passengers in London travelling to Oxford and Banbury should travel from London Marylebone
  • Passengers in Windsor travelling to London should travel via Windsor and Eton Riverside to London Waterloo
  • Passengers in Windsor travelling west should travel from Windsor and Eton Central to Slough and change at Slough for mainline services to Reading and onwards