Heathrow Express problems

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at 10:47

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  • Tom Otley

    Service is suspended this morning and it seems to be from a problem that occurred last night judging from previous messages

    No services in either direction / Inter Terminal services in operation.
    No services in either direction due to a problem with the overhead lines.

    Please use Piccadilly Line services for travel to and from London and between Heathrow terminals.

    An Inter-terminal service between Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5 is in operation.

    Last updated: 02:37 17 October 2018


    Apparently its not just the Heathrow Express thats affected. According to sky news there are no trains in or out of Paddington, currently.


    One of new Hitachi trains caused the overhead line damage.

    It’s the same train type which, while being tested, has caused signalling issues on a section of the ECML. This train is branded Azuma by VTEC/LNER.

    Tom Otley

    I suppose they have to test these trains in a realistic environment, but

    Paddington station grinds to a halt after test train damages overhead wires

    “…The incident was blamed on one of the new generation of high-speed trains being built by Hitachi as a long-term replacement for trains used on the Great Western routes.
    The train, a bi-mode class 802, designed for the Great Western route to Devon and Cornwall, was being tested on the line when it is believed to have caused damage to overhead cables near Ealing, west London.
    The test train, which has not yet been delivered to GWR and was not carrying passengers at the time, was being operated between Hitachi’s London and Bristol depots. An investigation is underway as to how it pulled down the overhead cables.”

    Mark Caswell

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    Tom Otley

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