Travellers at London Paddington station are being told to prepare for "major disruption" this evening.

It comes as damage to overhead electric cables has seen trains running to and from the station be cancelled or delayed by up to 80 minutes, says to National Rail.

The damages have also seen disruption on the Elizabeth line, seeing services to stations between Paddington and Heathrow and Reading cancelled, according to Sky News. 

Talking to Sky News, one passenger hoping to get a train from Paddington said: "I've been sat for an hour outside Paddington and [it was] just announced another train has crashed into a power line

"There'll be thousands of people heading for Heathrow missing flights."

One commuter shared a picture of themselves on X, formerly known as Twitter, saying: "1hr 50 mins later and we are still stuck on an Elizabeth Line outside Paddington. Waiting to be rescued!"

Another said: "Been stuck on the Elizabeth line for over 1.5 hours between Paddington and Acton main line. The carriages have now lost power, and it seems we may be walking home…"

There have been "no announcements", according to one traveller, "Welcome to the Elizabeth Line. Departed Paddington 1837. Stuck on the line just outside since. Power off so no light, no heat, no announcements. People opening the doors onto the line. @TfL".

Just 20 minutes ago one rail user said: "Been stuck on the Elizabeth line for two hours outside of Paddington. No updates. People are cold and tired. Why haven’t we been let off the train yet? @TfL".

On the TfL website, they advised: "No service between Abbey Wood and Reading / Heathrow Airport due to damage to overhead wires. GOOD SERVICE operating between Shenfield and Stratford.

"There will be no train service between Stratford and Whitechapel with trains running directly from Stratford to Liverpool Street (high level).

"Tickets will be accepted on London Underground, London Buses, local buses, Thameslink, South Eastern Railway, DLR, South Western Railways and Chiltern Railways by any reasonable route."