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Rail chaos for Glastonbury revellers after person is hit by a train - sparking mass cancellations and delays from London Paddington station

Jun 27, 2024 IDOPRESS
The incident at West Ealing in West London resulted in mass cancellations for those using Great Western Railway, Elizabeth line and Heathrow Express services today.

Glastonbury Festival revellers travelling to Somerset endured travel chaos out of London Paddington today after lines were blocked when a person was hit by a train.

The incident at West Ealing in West London resulted in mass cancellations for those using Great Western Railway,Elizabeth line and Heathrow Express services.

Those travelling to Glastonbury use Paddington to get to Castle Cary station,while commuters heading into the capital to work were also affected by the disruption.

There was no Elizabeth line service between Paddington and Reading or Heathrow Airport,and cancellations or delays of up to one hour were expected until 12pm.

A National Rail travel update said a person had been 'hit by a train',and a witness in West Ealing told MailOnline that a bridge over the line had been shut by police. 

Another commuter tweeted: 'Stuck at Maidenhead,all trains from Maidenhead to Reading cancelled until noon at the moment due to an incident at West Ealing.' 

One commuter tweeted that they were stuck at Maidenhead station in Berkshire this morning

GWR trains across all routes were affected,including to Didcot,Oxford,Hereford,Cheltenham,Worcester,Cardiff,Swansea,Bedwyn,Bristol,Taunton,Plymouth,Paignton and Newquay and Penzance – as well as the West Ealing to Greenford line. 

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Those affected by the Elizabeth line delays were instead advised to use the Docklands Light Railway,Underground or London buses via a reasonable route.

Passengers were also told to use Southeastern trains between Abbey Wood and London terminals,or South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Reading and Thameslink between Abbey Wood and Farringdon.

GWR had ticket acceptance with CrossCountry,Chiltern Railways between Marylebone and Oxford and South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Reading,Windsor and Eton Riverside and Basingstoke.

Tickets were also being accepted on Stagecoach buses between Swindon and Trowbridge,Chippenham and Oxford.

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