Thursday 19 Jun 2003


Region & Route:
Services to and from Paddington are currently being disrupted due to a line side fire at a factory in Burnham (between Maidenhead and Basingstoke).             Thames Trains’ services from the Reading direction are being terminated at Maidenhead.  There is a bus shuttle service between Maidenhead and Slough. From Paddington, Thames trains are operating train services to Slough and then shuttle buses between Slough and Maidenhead. Rail travellers wanting to go to Reading or further afield should travel via Waterloo and use South West Trains services via Basingstoke and Reading.  Passengers travelling to the West Country will then be able to use First Great Western trains from Reading. The Heathrow Express is still running.  Thames trains local services from Paddington to Greenford are also still running.  For further train information, please call the National Rail Enquiry Service on 08457 48 49 50. The fire service is currently estimating that a full service cannot be resumed for 24 hours.  For media enquiries please contact the Network Rail press office on 020 7557 8292 / 3

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