Travellers are facing a nightmare this morning - with all trains between Slough and Paddington cancelled.

All Great Western Railway (GWR) trains between Paddington and Slough are expected to be suspended until at least midday today after overhead cables were damaged along the route.

Services will be affected all day.

Great Western Railway says that damage caused to overhead wires has left many trains stranded between Paddington and Reading.

Network Rail says it is 'working to recover all the stranded trains and to rectify the damage to the overhead electric wires'.

South Western Railway is warning that their trains will be very busy as travellers to London have to use the Windsor to Waterloo service.

Gavin Singh, 26, from Slough said: "It’s ruined my day, I was supposed to go to Peterbrough today, but that’s completely out the window now.

"Going to Waterloo from here would take far too long and there’s nothing I can do now. It’s a waste of a train ticket and it’s actually a very important meeting I was on my way to, so it’s basically just scuppered my plans completely.

"Hopefully I’ll get compensation for the tickets, but that’s the least of my worries to be honest. I’m self employed and this has set me back a bit.

Bethany Gamett, 28, from Chalvey said: "A lot of people are going to Waterloo via Windsor and it’s just chaotic on the platform. I’m taking my chances on the bus to Heathrow and then catching the tube from there, but it’s far from ideal.

"I overheard some people at the station calling work and saying they wouldn’t be going in, but that’s not really an option for me unfortunately so I’m just going to have to grin and bear it."

A Great Western Railway employee said: "We’re suggesting people go to Windsor and then go from there to Waterloo. We predict it will add about an hour and a half on to peoples’ commutes, but there’s not much else we can do.

"Unfortunately at this time there’s no replacement bus services, but as we understand it the roads are packed between here and London anyway because all the stations between Slough and Paddington are affected. This might be something we look into later on.

"We are hoping that this will be fixed and back up and running by around 6pm this evening, but the truth is we don’t know when it will be fixed."