The live departure board at the station warned of ‘severe disruption’ with services to Heathrow, Didcot Parkway and Swansea among the many cancellations. Trains to Newbury and Worcester Shrub Hill have been additionally scrapped.
Many have been left stranded in Reading on Monday night time following the Queen’s funeral. Trains to and from Windsor and Reading had been diverted through Waterloo as engineers scrambled to repair the defective power traces.
Network Rail said some traces had reopened on Tuesday morning however warned: “Major disruption is due to continue throughout the day.”
It said “more extensive damage” was discovered within the morning, which means two of the 4 electrified traces into Paddington wouldn’t have power on Tuesday – which means they might solely be utilized by diesel trains.
Problems with the overhead traces have been first found at 6.40am on Monday close to Hayes and Harlington station.
A train grew to become entangled within the wires, as did others – inflicting injury to nearly two miles of power cables. An investigation has been launched into the supply of the injury.
Both the Elizabeth line and the Heathrow Express solely function electrical trains. Both operators have been restarting services by mid-morning on Tuesday however train frequencies had been lowered to a half-hourly service.