Travel advice during the mourning period.

Due to significant damage to overhead line equipment there are no train services running between London Paddington and Reading. We expect this disruption to continue for the remainder of the day.

If you intend to travel, expect trains to be very busy, please do check before you travel.

For information on the funeral arrangements visit

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There are no Elizabeth Line services operating into and out of Paddington. Elizabeth Line services are running east to Abbey Wood and Shenfield.
  • Passengers in London should travel via London Waterloo to Reading and change at Reading for train services west
  • Passengers in Windsor travelling to London should travel via Windsor and Eton Riverside to London Waterloo
  • Passengers in Windsor travelling West should travel from Windsor and Eton Central to Slough and change at Slough for mainline services to Reading and onwards
  • Passengers travelling to and from Heathrow should use the Piccadilly Line
Network Rail rapid response teams are on site and we are focussed on getting services running as soon as possible. Passengers are advised to check online before they travel. We sincerely apologise for the disruption caused on this national day of mourning.

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Other train operators are accepting tickets on all reasonable routes.

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