Paddington station closure: Major disruption after power lines damaged by Hitachi train test


Trains were unable to run in and out of Paddington during rush hour after a test train damaged 500m of electric wires.

National Rail said 500m of overhead electric wires were “extensively damaged” at about 10pm on Tuesday evening, stopping trains running in and out of the west London hub for several hours into Wednesday morning.

The Hitachi test train was running between London and Bristol and no passengers were on board.

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Source: Sky News