Train services are severely disrupted in Oxfordshire this morning due to a fire next to the track.

The incident occurred in the Cholsey area, between Didcot Parkway and Reading, causing this line to be blocked.

Disruption was initially expected until 8am but this has now been pushed back until 11am.

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Chiltern Railways are conveying passengers between Oxford and London Marylebone until further notice.

A spokesperson for Great Western Railway said: “We are sorry for the delay to your journey.


“Unfortunately due to a lineside fire we have had to block some lines between Didcot Parkway and Reading.

“Also, overhead wires have had to be switched off for safety reasons.

“Ticket acceptance is in place with other operators which is detailed below.

“We appreciate that this will have disrupted your travel plans, especially those on Advance purchase tickets, please note that you will be able to use your ticket on a later train today.

“If you require any further assistance or information please speak to a member of Train Crew or Station Staff.

“Alternatively please use station help points where provided.”