Two thousand people have been evacuated and trains cancelled or delayed due to an electrical fire at London Paddington. The fire in an intake room has been extinguished, London Fire Brigade tweeted just before 22:00 BST. National Rail confirmed the station was evacuated while safety checks were carried out. Commuters were told to expect delays and cancellations until the end of service.
The station was closed for about three hours, with many evening services cancelled or severely delayed.