Delays of up to an hour for rail passengers after freight train breaks down

Published: 20 Aug 2014 09:00

PASSENGERS are facing delays of up to an hour this morning because of a broken down freight train.

A number of services running between Reading and London Paddington have been cancelled and other trains are delayed.

First Great Western said a freight train has broken down at Reading West station causing 60-minute delays to some services.

Posting on Twitter this morning, First Great Western said: “Delays of around 60 minutes at Reading. Trying to shunt the broken down train now. Updates to follow.”

It is not yet known when services will return to normal.

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