Birmingham-to-Redditch rail line power failure investigated

  • 24 March 2013
  • From the section England

Trees touching overhead power cables after being weighted down with snow caused major disruption on rail services out of Birmingham.

London Midland said services to Redditch are running again with delays. A replacement bus between Redditch and Longbridge, had been running.

Trains between Birmingham and Hereford were delayed by up to an hour, Network Rail said.

Engineers have cut back branches on the trees, to remove the problem.

"The weight of the snow has loosened some trees and brought branches closer to the rail line," a spokesman said.

Engineers also removed ice from power cables in a tunnel.

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