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Storm Aileen: Fallen tree on train tracks causes morning delays for rail users

Commuters are being warned of delays and alterations after the track was blocked between Isleworth and Sion Lane

Rail users face delays on Wednesday (September 13) morning after trees fell on tracks near Hounslow, after Storm Aileen battered the UK.

Major disruption was reported on the Reading / Windsor Line and Hounslow loop after the track was blocked between Isleworth and Syon Lane.

Operators South Western Railways say a specialist team were working in the early hours of the morning to remove the trees, with the tracks cleared at 6.45am.

All lines are now open and running but SWT warn services will continue to be delayed and may be subject to short notice alterations, with disruption expected to linger well into the morning rush hour.

A specialist team removed the tree at 6.45am on Wednesday (September 13)(Image: @sw_help)

As a result of the delays Transport for London say it is accepting SWT tickets on buses at Isleworth Station.

SWT apologised for disruption caused to its customers.

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