Mayhem for mourners as Paddington trains are cancelled or delayed on day of Queen’s funeral: GWR services and Heathrow Express are disrupted by overhead wires damage and casualty on the line as millions head to capital
- Damaged overhead electrical wires have caused severe disruption this morning
- Great Western Railway said all lines between Slough and Paddington are blocked
- Issue also means there are no services in either direction on Heathrow Express
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Mourners heading to the capital for the Queen’s State funeral today will face chaos this morning as a damaged overhead wire means all trains into London from Slough have been cancelled or delayed until 10am.
Great Western Railway (GWR) has said all railway lines between Slough and Paddington are blocked due to damage to overhead electric wires.
This is disrupting journeys for mourners attempting to travel to London for the Queen’s funeral from Reading or Heathrow Airport.
Services run by GWR, Heathrow Express and the Elizabeth line are affected.
The lines between Reading and Newbury are also closed due to a person being hit by a train.
This is causing GWR trains to be diverted, delaying journeys to the capital.
Great Western Railway (GWR) has said all railway lines between Slough and Paddington are blocked due to damage to overhead electric wires. Pictured above: Paddington Station
Separately, trains between Reading and Newbury have been suspended after a person was hit by a train.
GWR has confirmed all trains between these stations will be cancelled or delayed by up to 90 minutes.
It comes as millions of people are set to travel to the capital to witness the Queen’s historic state funeral today.
Up to two million mourners are expected to flock to London, Windsor and royal sites around the UK on the national bank holiday, with the service set to draw an estimated 4.1billion TV viewers across the globe.
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