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17.06.16

Paddington services cancelled after train derailment

Services from Paddington have been cancelled after an empty train derailed in a siding yesterday evening.

No one was injured, but the derailment resulted in damage to signalling and overhead wires, and disruptions are expected to continue until the end of the day.

The Heathrow Connect service has been cancelled, although tickets will be accepted on the Heathrow Express, which will only run every 30 minutes.

Services between to Greenford will run from West Ealing, and services to Bedwyn will run from Reading. Some services to Bristol Temple Meads, Cheltenham Spa and Cardiff Central have been cancelled.

Tickets from yesterday are being accepted by Great Western Railway, and passengers may also use other train lines.

South West passengers to Reading were advised to travel via Guildford or Basingstoke if possible because of high numbers of passengers due to the Royal Ascot races.

Passengers can find full information on the National Rail website and by following #LondonPaddington on Twitter.

A team of Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) inspectors were dispatched to the site and a preliminary investigation has begun.

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Comments

Neil Palmer   17/06/2016 at 20:59

What Einstein located catch points where a train would derail into OHLE supports?

Paul Treanor   20/06/2016 at 13:46

Neil, I believe that the trap points were there prior to electrification...

Neil Palmer   20/06/2016 at 20:49

Paul - and the project managers or engineers paid to do that job didn't have the sense to catch this?

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