COMMUTERS to and from Oxford faced rail delays and cancellations after a person was hit by a train last night. 

A Great Western Railway (GWR) spokesman said they were alerted to an incident at around 8.40pm on Monday as an Oxford to London train made its way through Hillingdon, west London.

A GWR spokesman said: "There has been a fatality in the West Drayton area. The train that was affected was the 7.32pm Oxford to London Paddington service."

GWR and British Transport Police Paddington initially tweeted that "all lines" were "blocked" and a notice on the GWR website at 11.15pm warned of cancellations to services between London Paddington and Reading.

It read: "Following a person being hit by a train between London Paddington and Reading all lines have now reopened.

"Train services running to and from these stations are returning to normal but some services may still be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day."

Transport for London Rail also tweeted there were "minor delays between Paddington and Heathrow Airport due to an earlier incident at West Drayton" and that London Underground and buses were accepting tickets via reasonable routes.