Travel chaos as teach traces and tube face excessive delays on day of Queen's funeral

Tubes are packed to the rafters and railway lines are blocked due to electric damage ahead of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's funeral today, September 19

All railway lines between Slough and Paddington are blocked due to damage to overhead electric wires, a spokesperson for Great Western Railway (GWR) said.

This is going to cause significant disruption for those attempting to travel to London for the funeral from Reading or Heathrow Airport

Commuters board a tube train at Bank station on the London Underground network

Central London will see closures to main roads and areas surrounding Buckingham Palace and Westminster as the Queen's funeral takes place.

Though that is unlikely to be a surprise as some of roads have been closed over the weekend to defend queueing Brits waiting to pay tribute to the Queen at Westminster.

Additionally, more than 200 Heathrow Airport flights have been cancelled in order to keep the air silent during the funeral.