Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017
The rear power car of the Great Western Railway train had partially left the railway track as it departed for Penzance in Cornwall a short while prior to midday. A spokesperson for the rail firm said that it had been ‘travelling at extremely low speed’.
No injuries have been reported as a consequence of the derailment of the train at Paddington.
Currently platforms one and two ate not in use owing to the incident and Network Rail is investigating the cause of the accident. The passengers on board the train were shifted to another service and other trains departing from the station have started running according to their original timetables.
The incident marks the second time a train has derailed in major London station in a week.
A South West train had left the tracks on Tuesday after it had struck a barrier train at Waterloo station leading to major chaos and disruption for commuters.
On the very same day a Great Northern train had crashed into buffers while it arrived at King’s Cross.