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Fire Closes Heathrow Express

Fire Closes Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express, the main line linking London to the airport, has been closed by fire as thousands of passengers attempt to board flights for the Christmas holiday.

Heathrow Express Elephant

The branch route to Heathrow was shut after water penetrated a line-side transformer at its junction with the Great Western main line, causing a fire. A second fire damaged equipment at Acton, closer to Paddington station in London.

Network Rail engineers, who worked through the night, said the routes should open again later today.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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