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Network Rail apologises as more commuters are stranded

It's been a week of misery and chaos for rail commuters. Passengers were left stranded again, today, because of cancellations and delays.

The disruption was caused by signalling problems at Slough - and between Twyford and Maidenhead. Routes through Reading station to Paddington were badly affected.

Today, Network Rail apologised for the problems. Cary Johnston talked to Dan Panes of First Great Western - which is likely to get an extension to its franchise.


Passengers face long delays to claim their luggage at Gatwick


Scheme could reduce rail delays

For rail passengers delays top the list of passenger complaints but now a new scheme could help reduce the chaos they cause.

A new alliance between South West Trains and Network Rail is paying for extra transport police officers to drive emergency engineers to the scene of incidents with blue lights flashing.

The aim is if the engineers get there faster delays and frustration for passengers will be cut.

Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse was given exclusive access to join the new squads on patrol.

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