Restrictions lifted on train tickets after unexpected delays

Restrictions lifted on train tickets after unexpected delays

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Amanda Hall

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Restrictions lifted on train tickets after unexpected delays

Train operator First Great Western (FGW) has said time restrictions will be lifted on tickets until the end of today following rail chaos caused by improvement works at Reading Station.

Hundreds of commuters in Maidenhead, Twyford and Slough faced delayed journeys yesterday and this morning after several trains travelling from London Paddington to Reading were cancelled due to limited capacity at the station.

Some disruption is expected to continue throughout the day but commuters will be free to travel at any time despite ticket restrictions, FGW announced on Twitter.

A revised timetable with reduced services has also been put in place until work at the station is due to be completed on Monday.

The station was closed over the weekend during the £895m upgrade.

Four new platforms, two entrances and a new link bridge opened yesterday following the work but the limited platform capacity at the station caused unexpected delays to services.

Visit www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk for further details.

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