Mourners’ rail journeys disrupted by damaged overhead wires

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Train services at Paddington station have been suspended, disrupted the journeys of thousands of mourners attempting to reach London or Windsor for the Queen’s funeral (Andrew Matthews/PA) (PA Archive)
Train services at Paddington station have been suspended, disrupted the journeys of thousands of mourners attempting to reach London or Windsor for the Queen’s funeral (Andrew Matthews/PA) (PA Archive)

Train services at Paddington station are suspended, disrupting the journeys of thousands of mourners attempting to reach London or Windsor for the Queen’s funeral.

Great Western Railway (GWR) said all lines between the west London station and Slough, Berkshire, are blocked due to damage to overhead electric wires.

The problem is affecting journeys for passengers travelling from Reading and Heathrow Airport.

Services run by GWR, Heathrow Express and the Elizabeth line are disrupted.

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.

The issues come during one of the UK’s biggest transport operations as mourners descend on London and Windsor.