Passengers attempting to use the train today have had more disruption to their journeys.

A person has been hit a train between London Paddington and Reading in the Slough area.

As a result, trains are not able to run between the two stations.

Services through Swindon are already feeling the effects of the incident with trains already being delayed.

A Great Western Railway spokesperson said: “Due to a person hit by a train between London Paddington and Reading all lines are blocked.

“Trains to and from these stations will be delayed or cancelled. Disruption is expected until 20:00.”

The situation has added to the travel chaos across the Great Western Railway network.

Today, thousands of rail workers from the RMT Union have walked out in a dispute over pay and cuts to the railway.

This has led to many trains being cancelled and an emergency timetable being implemented.

There are currently no services on the Swindon to Cheltenham Spa route and the line between Swindon and Gloucester.

Trains which are running will finish a lot earlier at 7.30pm.

A spokesperson for the British Transport Police said: "Officers were called to the line in Slough shortly after 3.30pm following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

"Paramedics also attended however sadly a person has been pronounced dead at the scene. Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their family.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

Network Rail has been approached for comment.