London Paddington station's train services return to near-normal
Heathrow Express still running at half capacity after overhead cable damage causes disruption
Railway services in and out of London’s Paddington station have returned to “near-normal” but the Heathrow Express is running at half capacity after damage to overhead electric cables caused severe disruption on Wednesday.
Network Rail said engineers worked overnight to make safe all four lines between Reading and Paddington. New overhead lines were installed but only one of the four lines to the station had electric power by Thursday morning.
♀️ Incredible effort throughout last night to repair such a huge stretch of damage to the overhead electric power lines between Reading and London Paddington.
This clip shows the team hard at work to ensure a virtually full service is in operation today. pic.twitter.com/roiYVrzkOd
Good Morning, ^HV here to assist with your journey today. Services will depart every 30 minutes.
London Paddington to Heathrow Airport – Services depart at 25 & 55 minutes past the hour
Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington – Services depart at 12 & 42 minutes past the hour
Source: Guardian Transport