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Commuters face major disruption after train derails at London Paddington

Train passengers in South Wales were facing major delays and cancellations to services on Friday morning after a train derailed at London Paddington Station.

An empty train derailed in a siding outside London Paddington on Thursday evening.

Network Rail said it travelled past a red signal “resulting in an automatic derailment.”

This caused damage to signalling and the overhead wires.

Some lines are now open however a limited service will run to and from London Paddington until the end of service on Friday.

London Paddington is the main station between South Wales and London

It means that Great Western Railway is running a reduced service between London Paddington and Swansea.

National Rail is advising that the following alterations will apply:

  • Services from London Paddington to Cardiff Central at 15 minutes past the hour will not run.
  • Services from Cardiff Central to London Paddington at 55 minutes past the hour will not run.
  • No Heathrow Connect service will run.
  • Heathrow Express service will run every 30 minutes. Pre-booked Heathrow Connect tickets will be accepted on these services.
  • Services between London Paddington and Greenford will now start / terminate at West Ealing.
  • Services between London Paddington and Bedwyn will now start / terminate at Reading.
  • Services from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads at 30 minutes past the hour will not run.
  • Services from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington on the hour will not run
  • Services between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa will not run.
  • Some services between London Paddington and Reading will call additionally at West Ealing and Hanwell

Great Western Railway passengers may use

  • Tickets dated 16 June
  • Arriva Trains Wales services between Hereford and Newport
  • CrossCountry services between Banbury and Basingstoke
  • Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway / Banbury
  • First buses on routes: 1B, 58, 76, 71, 77, 75, X74
  • South West Trains on any reasonable route
  • Virgin Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street
  • London Underground on any reasonable route
  • London Buses on route 140 between Hayes Harlington and Heathrow (Central Bus Station)
  • London Midland services between Hereford / Worcester / London Euston and Birmingham New Street.

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