11:06 am, Sat 22 Dec 2012
Paddington disruption cleared
Delays at London Paddington train station have now been cleared, following two days of disruption.
Services to Heathrow Airport were suspended and other services were cancelled on Thursday after two fires caused signalling problems.
Trains are now running normally to and from the station.
6:23 pm, Fri 21 Dec 2012
Transport problems wreck Christmas getaway
It was supposed to be the start of their great Christmas Getaway.
But travel plans for thousands of people have been wrecked by rail failures.
Signal problems hit services into and out of Paddington Station and near Gatwick Airport.
Meanwhile, the AA has reported a surge in breakdowns in the capital - many of them flat batteries - as people leave their lights on when they dash to go shopping.
Here's Ronke Phillips.
12:48 pm, Fri 21 Dec 2012
Network Rail: 'Services to and from Paddington severely disrupted'
Services to and from Paddington are currently being severely disrupted following two separate signalling problems at Acton and Hayes in west London.
Engineers have been on site since the incidents occurred and have worked through the night to repair extensive damage to lineside equipment, some of which has been damaged by fire.
Until the repairs are complete, two of the four lines serving Paddington will remain closed with an amended timetable in place to many destinations.
We would like to offer our sincere apologies to anyone who has had their travel plans disrupted as a result of these problems, particularly at this very busy time of year.
We have diverted all available resources to fixing the problems and will do everything we can to get a full service running as quickly as possible.
Passengers are advised to check with their train operator or National Rail Enquiries for further details.
– Network Rail spokesperson
9:06 am, Fri 21 Dec 2012 National
Fire causes disruption at Paddington train station
A fire in a railway equipment room in west London is causing disruption to services at Paddington station today, Network Rail have said.
Yesterday afternoon we had an electrical fire in a lineside equipment room at Acton which damaged equipment which meant we have not been able to run a full service today. Services to and from Paddington have been affected by this.
– NETWORK RAIL SPOKESPERSON
8:28 am, Fri 21 Dec 2012
Travel: Heathrow Connect
Service suspended on Heathrow Connect between London Paddington and Hayes and Harlington due to signalling problem at Hayes and Harlington.