@de_raild Thanks for letting us know :-) Hopefully we can reunite it with her! Jess
Another picture of the flooding at Oxford and the reason why there is currently disruption to our service. http://t.co/oNKtyeUcdB
Fast trains between Didcot and Oxford, and Paddington and Oxford are cancelled. Stopping services are running every 30 minutes.
Flooding between Swindon0Bristol Parkway is causing delays of up to 15 minutes between London Paddington and Cardiff Central. Updates soon.
Rail operator, First Great Western said:
We are still able to operate services between Oxford and Didcot Parkway, however we have had to reduce the number of services in operation and journey times will be extended, therefore an amended train service is in operation on this route.
– First Great Western
Services between Bristol Parkway and Swindon. The line between Bristol Parkway and Swindon has also been affected by flooding. Services from Swindon will be diverted via an alternative route, which will mean extended journey times and services from South Wales will be subject to speed restrictions near Bristol Parkway.
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.
This is the flooding which is causing disruption to our services through Oxford at the moment. http://t.co/RtcxQzVpey
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.
We have the up main and down main lines open now and expect the relief lines to be open by 1630, until then there will be some delays.
UPDATE: able to run services to Heathrow Airport, but do check with http://t.co/SXJXWFAc before you travel.
Heathrow Express services resumed with delays and running every 30mins all day today due to engineering works.Thank you for your patience
Late-running engineering work is causing trouble for rail passengers using Paddington Station. This was the scene there earlier today.