COMMUTERS from Henley experienced long delays this morning (Monday) on trains between Reading and London Paddington.
First Great Western said that signalling equipment between Slough and West Drayton had been damaged following overnight engineering work, affecting all four lines.
In a statement, the company said: A severely disrupted train service is operating between Reading and London Paddington this morning.
Many services will be cancelled and there will be delays of up to 60 minutes affecting those trains which can run. We strongly advise customers to avoid travelling where possible. Disruption is expected to last until at least midday.
At present, we are expecting to be able to run four trains per hour in each direction between Reading and Paddington. Your tickets will be valid on other operators services and on alternative routes which avoid the affected area.
Trains from Reading to Waterloo were running normally but were busier than normal as passengers switched routes.