A derailed train at Paddington has caused travel misery for passengers on Thursday evening (June 16).

The London Fire Brigade attended Paddington railway station at 6.22pm after reports the train had left the track.

The train had passed through a red signal, and appeared to hit an overhead gantry, causing the incident.

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No one was injured, with the fire service saying one person had got off the carriage when they arrived.

A search of the train revealed that no one else was on board, at which point the handling of the incident was handed over to Network Rail.

In a statement, Network Rail said: “Empty train travelled past red signal resulting in an automatic derailment. No injuries.”

Passengers were faced with delays of several hours, with many still stranded at Paddington beyond 11pm as no trains were allowed to enter or leave the station due to a delay in clearing the train.

Many even said they were directed to Ealing Broadway during the evening, only to be turned away after being told there were no trains available.