Windsor rail delays: Great Western Railway, Heathrow Express and Elizabeth line affected

Passengers for Heathrow Airport are advised to use the London Underground Piccadilly line.

Mourners travelling between London and Windsor are battling severe rail delays with no trains heading west departing from Paddington station

The disruption has been in place since 6.30am this morning (Monday, September 19) after damaged overhead wires caused a halt to all services.

Great Western Railway, Heathrow Express and Elizabeth line trains have all been affected.

But there are still some services running towards Abbey Wood from Paddington on the latter.

Passengers for Heathrow Airport are advised to use the London Underground Piccadilly line.

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One person caught up in the disruption was the former head of inclusion and diversity at British Transport Police (BTP).

Barry Boffy was on his way to the service in Westminster Abbey when his train from Bristol had to stop.

He was able to get a lift with some strangers heading towards London, but by the time he got close enough to the funeral he was told by the Met Police that he wouldn’t make it in time.

But the MBE remained philosophical about the whole thing, saying: "I think it’s still a huge honour and privilege just to be invited, so I will treasure that.”

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Network Rail has said that a shuttle service is operating between Reading and Slough via Maidenhead for people who are travelling from the west who are trying to get to Windsor.