Selly Oak Substation Fire

Three trains were stranded and 20,000 homes left without power after a fire at an electricity substation underneath railway lines in Selly Oak in Birmingham.

Electricity substation fire in Selly Oak in Birmingham leaves 20,000 homes without power

The fire caused three trains to be stuck on the cross city line
The fire caused three trains to be stuck on the cross city line Credit: Kyle Moore
West Midlands Fire service were called shortly after 9pm on Tuesday 6th November
West Midlands Fire service were called shortly after 9pm on Tuesday 6th November Credit: Kyle Moore
Roads in Selly Oak are still closed this morning
Roads in Selly Oak are still closed this morning Credit: Kyle Moore
20,000 homes were left without power after the fire at the substation
20,000 homes were left without power after the fire at the substation Credit: Kyle Moore