ALL lines BLOCKED between Paddington and Slough as person hit by train
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London Paddington: ALL lines BLOCKED from major London station as person hit by train (Image: Getty)
Great Western Railway (GWR) reported this afternoon that a person was hit on the tracks on the line between London Paddington and Slough.
The report came at 6.30pm.
The status of the person hit and the precise location of the incident is not yet known.
All lines have been blocked as a result.
GWR report that services will be cancelled or delayed by up to 90 minutes.
According to the GWR twitter account, disruption is expected until 9pm this evening.
For those affected, the rail operator have issued some guidelines.
⚠ Travel Update – 04/09 ⚠
We are sad to report that a person has been hit by a train between London Paddington and Slough. All lines are blocked.
Train services will be cancelled or delayed by up to 90 minutes.
Disruption is expected until 21:00.
— GWR (@GWRHelp) September 4, 2022
They advised Chiltern Railway are helping move passengers between Marylebone and Oxford both ways.
Meanwhile, for passengers between Waterloo and Reading, South Western Railway will be taking passengers for that journey.
GWR add that arrangements have been made so that their rail tickets can be used for these journeys.
National Rail added that Elizabeth Line customers can also use their tickets on London Buses between London Paddington and Slough, as well as Berkshire and Reading buses between Slough and Reading.
A GWR spokesman told Express.co.uk that British Transport Police are currently dealing with the situation.
They added that while all lines are currently blocked, they hope to reopen them within an hour.
The spokesman advised travellers to “sit tight” as the company works as fast as possible to deal with the incident.
National Rail have put out suicide prevention information following today’s incident.
They said via Twitter that for anyone “affected by what happened on the network today, there is always someone to talk to”.
The Samaritans can be reached round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call them on the phone. You can reach them by calling 116 123, by emailing email@example.com or by visiting www.samaritans.org.
Express.co.uk has contacted British Transport Police for further information.
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