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London Midland cancels more trains due to driver shortage

Train commuters face continued disruption after an ongoing shortage of drivers caused cancellations and alterations on 30 London Midland services.

Trains running from Coventry to Nuneaton and Birmingham to London Euston via Northampton are affected.

Routes from Redditch to Lichfield via Birmingham and Wolverhampton to Walsall via Birmingham also face disruption.

More than 780 services have been affected in total since 14 October.

The company, which runs about 1,200 services a day, said approximately 2.5% of each day's trains since that time had been hit by the driver shortages.

London Midland claims the driver shortfall will be addressed by mid-December.

It added that commuters delayed by 30 minutes or more as a result of the alterations can claim compensation.

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