Mourners attending the Queen’s funeral flock to Waterloo as trains from Paddington remain canceled

tens of thousands of mourners who traveled to London for queenHis funeral faces a long line for the train home after all services from Paddington have been cancelled.

Those looking to leave London from Paddington station were advised to go to Reading via Waterloo instead, although photos show very long queues for these services.

Trains between London Paddington, South Wales and the West of England did not run all day and the line between the station and Reading was blocked from 6:30 am due to two miles of damaged overhead wires.

Great Western Railway, Heathrow Express and Elizabeth Line services have all been affected and disruption could continue tomorrow.

The South Western Railroad has issued a warning to those trying to make alternative arrangements.

Hundreds of people queue for a train leaving Waterloo to Reading after the route was interrupted by the closure of Paddington station

The South Western Railway has warned that trains leaving Waterloo are very busy and have a queuing system in place.

Those traveling to Windsor to see the Queen’s coffin arrive at St George’s Chapel this afternoon will have to wait up to an hour to enter the station.

“The trains are very crowded, so please come with plenty of time.

“Ticket will be valid for a later service.”

Meanwhile, those traveling to Windsor this afternoon to see the Queen’s coffin arrive at St George’s Chapel will have to wait up to an hour to enter the station.

According to GWR updates, wait times of about one hour at Windsor and Eton Central stations and about 10 minutes at Windsor and Eton Riverside stations, “both Windsor stations have queuing systems in place. It is said that .

The railway company has also confirmed that the Night Riviera sleeper service between Paddington and Penzance will not be operating in either direction tonight.

Great Western Railway said service disruptions between London Paddington and Reading will continue for the rest of the day

Passengers saw blank screens at Paddington Station after service was interrupted due to two miles of damaged overhead power lines.

South Western Railway said it has a queuing system in place at London Waterloo for all services to Reading.

A woman in Westminster Hall who was a sign language interpreter for the lying Queen said: BBC news After all the trains from Paddington were cancelled, I didn’t know how I would make it back to Maidenhead.

She said: “I obviously have to cross London to Waterloo or Victoria and take a coach or train, but even then I can only go part of the way. Maidenhead. And after There will be thousands of people unable to return home.

Some couldn’t even go to London for the funeral as GWR trains were affected all day.

After receiving an invitation to the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey, Barry Boffey was only able to make it to Reading before having to turn back.

A former British transport police officer from Bristol told the station he was “extremely disappointed” at missing service, adding: “For me, this was absolutely a once-in-a-lifetime event. This is of course the first time I’ve been invited to an event like this, and it’s unlikely that I’ll be invited to a similar event in the future.”

Former British transport police officer Barry Boffey (pictured above) told the BBC he was unable to attend the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey due to travel disruptions.

Hundreds of GWR passengers on five early trains to Paddington Station had to walk across the tracks to safety after power lines went down this morning.

A GWR spokesman told MailOnline that the train was evacuated and passengers were taken to safety at the nearest station.

A spokesperson added, “There will be no services to and from Paddington Station for the rest of the time.”

Problems at Hayes and Harlington station were reported around 6:45am.

Passengers on the much-delayed Paddington train were told by public address system staff: “We sincerely apologize for the delay on a very important day for this country.”

This afternoon, railroad executives tried to avoid further travel disruptions by asking mourners to go out for beer or coffee after the funeral.

A post on National Rail’s Twitter account said: “Cafe’s, pubs and other hospitality providers around London will be open this afternoon.” Don’t go home to help ease the pressure on the rail network.

With up to two million mourners expected to flock to London, Windsor and royal properties across the UK on the festive day, the service was set to attract an estimated 4.1 billion television viewers worldwide. rice field. Mourners attending the Queen’s funeral flock to Waterloo as trains from Paddington remain canceled

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