Tube commuters at Paddington are to be banned from getting on Bakerloo Line trains for more than a month from next week.
Two escalators which carry 88,000 passengers a day are being taken out of service for essential repairs. Paddington Bakerloo Line station will be "exit only" from June 29th to August 22nd. 22,000 rail passengers from Paddington's mainline trains catch Bakerloo Line tubes during the rush hour.
Rail operator, First Great Western said:
Hundreds of rail passengers were delayed at London Paddington during this morning's rush hour after parts of the track flooded.
Parts of the line between Oxford and Didcot Parkway ended up under water which meant some services were cancelled and others delayed.
Cleaners on the First Great Western route are protesting at Paddington Station this morning as part of a four day strike.
They will then make their way to the company's headquarters in Swindon in a row over pay and zero hours contracts.