Train derailed at Paddington after missing signal

Published on : Friday, June 17, 2016

trainMore than 10,000 passengers faced continued disruption at London railway station when a train got derailed and ran a red signal.


Fortunately, the train was not carrying any passengers at that time, ploughed into a gantry carrying over head power lines in and out of the station.


No trains ran in to or out of Paddington station following the derailment and no one was injured reportedly.


The operator apologised to customers for delays and all the customers were advised to use routes through Waterloo and Marylebone as an alternative.


Great Western Railway (GWR) spokesman assured that they are working with Network Rail to make things get back to regular tracks as quickly and safely as possible however, the train services are likely to be affected for almost a day given the impact of the derailment.


The Network Rail spokesman said that their engineers are working to repair the significant damage caused by the incident. Passengers tweeted about how inconvenient the entire situation became and the delays were really frustrating. On the other hand, some of them posted the empty departure screens at Paddington.


Following the derailment, Heathrow Express services were also suspended due to a loss of power at the station.


More than 10,000 commuters were forced to find an alternative way home as all the services leaving the station were affected.

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