Berkshire

Reading Festival fans hit by train delays

Festival-goers at Reading station
Image caption Thousands of fans are heading to the festival's campsite

Rail services around Reading have returned to normal after thousands of festival-goers were hit by delays when a freight train broke down.

The mainline between Didcot Parkway and Reading was blocked by the train before it was cleared at about 1500 BST.

Many CrossCountry and First Great Western services were delayed, diverted or cancelled.

Messages posted on Twitter by festival-goers spoke of "chaos" at the station before services resumed.

The music festival starts on Friday but the campsite has been open since Wednesday.

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