Worcestershire railway line to close for two months

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Rail passengers are being warned about two months of closures while work takes place to improve services between Redditch and Birmingham.

Network Rail is building a new section of track near Redditch to allow one extra train to run per hour.

It also wants to redevelop Alvechurch station, adding a new platform and footbridge.

The railway will be closed between Barnt Green and Redditch for eight weeks from 6 July to 31 August.

The work is part of a £100m investment package,

Network Rail area director Liam Sumpter said: "There will be some short-term disruption while the work is carried out and passengers are being advised to always check before they travel to and from Redditch over the summer for the latest information."

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