TRAINS are now running again following signalling problems at Didcot Parkway which caused chaos for rail passengers this morning.

Hundreds of passengers arrived at Oxford railway station to find services between Oxford and London Paddington severely disrupted.

CrossCountry and First Great Western services between Oxford and Paddington, and between Paddington and Didcot Parkway, were all affected.

Services were held in the Didcot area while engineers worked to resolve the problem.

By about 8.30am, coaches were being laid on for passengers at Oxford station.

Anne Varty, 50, of Lake Street, South Oxford, said she would be late for meetings at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she works.

“It has made my day very complicated,” she said.

“I don’t think there were enough announcements to keep everyone informed.

“There wasn’t enough information available and there didn’t seem to be a proper contingency plan in place.”

The latest statement on the First Great Western website says: “Train services in the Didcot Parkway area are now running normally.

“Delays, alterations and cancellations may still occur.”