09:45AM, Friday 21 December 2012
Disgruntled commuters have been hit by train delays at Maidenhead Railway Station this morning.
There has been signifcant disruption affecting First Great Western Services due to a failure of line side equipment in the Hayes area (between Slough and London Paddington) which resulted in only two of the four railway lines being available for use.
This has led to a significantly reduced service between Reading and London Paddington.
It is anticipated that the disruption will continue until noon today.
Signs at the station said 'due to signalling problems between Slough and Southall, train services may be subject to short notice cancellation, alteration or delays'.
Among those affected was Shaun Robertson from Maidenhead.
The 44-year-old said: "I am going to shop in Reading. I have left it late and was going to have a good day of it today.
"I will just go and get a coffee and come back in a bit. There is not really enough information."
Shweta Pandey, 28, and Dil Badhan, 35, were running late for work at Biogen in Maidenhead after their train journeys from Slough and Southall respectively were delayed and they missed their shuttle bus.
They said when the trains finally arrived they were 'jam-packed' and there was real 'crush' as there were less carriages.
"I was due at work in Reading six minutes ago, it was the same last night."
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