Commuters delayed by broken down train at Maidenhead station

Commuters delayed by broken down train at Maidenhead station

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Amanda Hall

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Commuters delayed by broken down train at Maidenhead station

The platforms of Maidenhead station were packed this morning after a broken down train caused long delays for London-bound commuters.

Brakes on a high speed train failed and it was forced to stop at Maidenhead station at around 8am whilst repairs were carried out.

Picture by Ed Marsh (@ed11e)

 

Delays of up to 40 minutes were caused to the 7.06am service running between Oxford and London Paddington as well as to the 8.11am and 8.31am services between Reading and London Paddington.

Fed-up commuters have vented their frustration on social networking sites. Emma Rackley (@CrackersRackers) said on Twitter: "Carnage at Maidenhead station. Damn broken down train."

Scott Stonham (@5cott) also said on Twitter: "Stuck on a train at Maidenhead, lost all power to the brakes. Stay on or get off, that's the question..."

Repairs have now been carried out and normal services were due to resume from 9.30am.

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