Chaos at Paddington as train fire forces lines to shut

There are severe dealys at Paddington tonight Credit: Alastair Johnstone

There is chaos at Paddington station tonight after a train caught fire near Hayes.

All mainline services have been suspended with problems compounded by severe delays on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.

Heathrow Express tweeted its service has been suspended because of the fire, which was put out by the driver before firefighters arrived.

Services began to restart at Paddington after 6pm, with delays of up to 45 minutes to and from London.