TfL Elizabeth line: Severe delays also impacting Heathrow express and Great Western Railway

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Repairs to damaged overhead cables were causing severe TfL Elizabeth line, Heathrow Express and Great Western Railway Services delays on Friday.

The Elizabeth line, the Heathrow Express and Great Western Railway Services were hit by severe delays on Friday morning (December 12).

Transport for London (TfL) reported that damaged overhead power cables between London Paddington and Acton Main Line were being repaired. Severe delays were being experienced on the Elizabeth line between Abbey Wood and Whitechapel in east London, as well as between Paddington and Heathrow Terminals and Reading.

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At just before 7.15am, National Rail said some lines have reopened but that trains running to and from London Paddington may be cancelled, delayed by up to 90 minutes or revised. Major disruption is expected until midday.

TfL's Circle line was experiencing delays "due to train cancellations".

Elizabeth line delays

At 8.55am TfL reported there was no service between Heathrow Terminal 2 & 3 and Heathrow Terminal 5.

Severe delays between Abbey Wood and Whitechapel, and between Paddington and Heathrow Terminals and Reading. A good service was reported on the rest of the line.Tickets will be accepted on London Underground, London Buses, local buses, Thameslink, South Eastern Railway, DLR, South Western Railways and Chiltern Railways by any reasonable route.

Heathrow Express delays

A reduced, half-hourly service is running.

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Great Western Railway delays

A reduced service is in operation between London Paddington and Reading.

Tickets canbe used on Great Western Railway services up to and including Saturday December 9, and tickets can also be used on alternative routes: Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Oxford; South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Reading; London Underground between London Paddington and London Marylebone/London Waterloo.

Circle line delays

By 8.55am normal service was resumed after severe delays due to train cancellations.

District line delays

Minor delays were reported between Earl's Court and Tower Hill eastbound only on the District line due to an earlier faulty train at High Street Kensington. There was a good service on the rest of the line.

Central line delays

Minor delays between North Acton and Ealing Broadway/West Ruislip, and between Leytonstone and Epping/Woodford (via Newbury Park) due to a "shortage of trains".

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