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.
@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.