Commuters may have been held up this morning after a landslip at Twyford.

Great Western Railway made customers aware of delays at 6:30am today (May 7) after a landslip between London Paddington and Reading.

A spokesperson said: "Due to a landslip between London Paddington and Reading fewer trains are able to run on some lines.

"Train services running to and from these stations will be cancelled or delayed.

"Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

"Elizabeth line are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice."

Despite initial fears that the delays would last throughout the day, National Rail has confirmed: "Trains are now running as normal following a landslip in the Twyford area."

What does National Rail define as a landslip:

A landslip (also known as a landslide) on the railway is generally defined as when soil, rocks and earth fall onto and either wholly or partially block the track.

Landslips can occur anywhere, moving either slowly or quickly. When they impact on railways, roads and other infrastructure, they can cause a lot of disruption.

They commonly occur when the ground becomes saturated with water after long periods of heavy rain. As the earth becomes heavier, the water forces apart grains of soil so that they no longer lock together – resulting in a landslip as the structure becomes loose and unstable.