Birmingham & Black Country

Birmingham New Street signal problems cause more train delays

A number of train services have been affected for a second day by signalling problems at Birmingham New Street.

London Midland reported some local services had been suspended and others were facing delays of up to 30 minutes.

Replacement buses were earlier put on between Longbridge and Redditch and Four Oaks and Lichfield Trent Valley. Trains are now running again.

Network Rail said engineers had fixed the problems to get trains running normally through the area.

London Midland said the earlier signalling problems had blocked its train access to more than 50% of New Street station causing them to cancel services to Hereford and Worcester.

It asked passengers to use Snow Hill lines instead.

Trains running on various routes in and around the Birmingham area were delayed by up to an hour on Wednesday because of signalling problems.

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