England

Hereford to Malvern rail line disrupted by hole for third time

  • 1 November 2012
  • From the section England
Hole in line at Colwall
Image caption The deep hole in September was caused by a collapsed pipe

Trains between Great Malvern and Hereford have been disrupted for the third time in six months after a hole appeared under the track.

London Midland said trains were stopped from using the line earlier after a hole appeared at Colwall, Malvern.

Network Rail said trains were now being allowed to use the line at a reduced speed of 50mph.

A collapsed pipe caused a "very deep hole" at Colwall in September. In June heavy rain caused another hole there.

A Network Rail spokesman said they were continuing to do remedial work on the line where the ballast had gone.

London Midland said train services running through Great Malvern and Hereford may be delayed by up to 10 minutes at short notice.

Earlier Arriva Trains Wales services had been taking passengers between Hereford and Shrewsbury, via Leominster.

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