Passenger incident stops Paddington trains for 90 mins
A person jumping onto a railway line from a bridge caused the Great Western Main Line to be suspended between Paddington and West Drayton earlier tonight.
The unidentified individual jumped from the A437 Dawley Road bridge onto the tracks at about 10pm on Wednesday. All services between London Paddington and West Drayton stations were suspended once emergency services had been alerted.
London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service both attended the scene. The jumper was injured but alive.
Both the relief (local/stopping) and main (fast) lines were reopened by 11.45pm. National Rail Enquiries reports that delays of up to an hour are expected until the end of traffic.
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