Mourners say ‘you can’t make it up’ as Elizabeth Line goes down before funeral

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Brits are furious as Heathrow Express and Elizabeth Line go down on the day of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.

Heathrow Airport announced the line closures on Twitter and thousands of mourners hope to travel to the service.

The airport stated: "Due to an overhead power line failure, there are currently no Heathrow Express or Elizabeth Line services heading to Heathrow.

"Passengers can use their existing TfL tickets on Tube and bus services instead."

In the comments, Brits were furious with the announcement.

Travellers weren't impressed when the power line failure was announced on Twitter.

One wrote: "You couldn't make it up – or maybe you can."

Another said: "Just to add the existing disruption and flights cancellations today."

And a third described the situation as a "shambles".

The closure is not the only travel disruption to occur today, September 19, ahead of the monarch's funeral.

A number of train lines and tubes are already facing severe issues.

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

A number of passengers on the 6.25am train from Paddington to Slough were stuck for more than two hours this morning.

Road closures are also imminent today and tomorrow, September 20.


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