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Severe train disruption: Which routes are affected?

Map showing the location of the incident which has caused delays Credit: National Rail

Train delays between Birmingham and Coventry are expected until later this afternoon.

Here are the routes which are affected.

  • Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International and Shrewsbury / Llandudno
  • CrossCountry between Reading / Bournemouth / Southampton Central and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly
  • London Midland between London Euston / Coventry and Birmingham New Street and also between Birmingham International and Liverpool Lime Street
  • Virgin Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton / Shrewsbury / Edinburgh

Birmingham Airport passengers told to leave extra time

Birmingham Airport Credit: PA

Birmingham Airport are warning passengers intending to fly from Birmingham today to leave extra time to get to the airport.

Train lines between Birmingham New Street and Coventry are blocked after overhead wires near Birmingham International station were damaged.

Delays are expected to last until 3pm this afternoon.


Rail delays expected until 3pm due to wire damage

Trains are being delayed Credit: ITV News Central

Passengers travelling between Birmingham and Coventry are being told to expect delays until 3pm this afternoon.

Damage to the overhead electric wires between Birmingham New Street and Coventry have been damaged, meaning that train lines are blocked.

You can find out what alternative routes and ticket options your train operator is offering here.

Cross Country trains confirm temporary ticket options

A Cross Country train Credit: PA

Cross Country trains have confirmed the alternative routes their passengers are able to take to reach their destination amid serious disruption this morning:

  • Tickets will be accepted with Virgin Trains West Coast via any reasonable route
  • Tickets will be accepted on London Midland services between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International
  • Rail replacement transport will be in place between Birmingham International and Coventry
  • Rail replacement transport will be in place between Coventry and Leamington.
  • There will be an hourlyCross Country shuttle service running between Leamington and Coventry (from 09:20) and Coventry to Leamington (from 09:40)

They've also said that rail tickets will be accepted on the following buses:

  • 900 - between Birmingham New Street and Coventry
  • 11 - between Coventry and Leamington Spa

Engineers 'continue to work' to resolve problem

Network Rail say that engineers are 'continuing to work' to fix the power outage at Hampton-in-Arden which has caused major disruption to services coming out of Birmingham.

  • Virgin Trains have confirmed that their passengers can now use Arriva Trains Wales services between Birmingham and Shrewsbury.

Train Delays: Where else can you use your ticket?

Birmingham New Street Credit: ITV News Central

There is currently major disruption on trains in the West Midlands because of damage to electric power lines.

Here's the guidances the train lines affected have issued to passengers:

  • London Midland

London Midland have warned passengers to check here for delays and cancellations.

They have also said that their tickets will be accepted on buses and trains from other companies.

  • Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains have confirmed that passengers will be able to use their ticket to get to their destination via an alternive route.

  • Cross Country

Cross Country have said that their passengers will also be able ot use London Midland services to get to their destination. They have also released a list of bus services their passengers can use.

  • Chiltern Railway

Chiltern Railways have confirmed that passengers with London Midland and Virgin Trains tickets can use their services between Birmingham and London.


Severe train delays in West Midlands due to wire damage

There are severe delays on trains to London from the West Midlands because of damage to overhead electric wires between Birmingham New Street and Coventry.

Delays are expected to continue until 0830 this morning.

Train lines operating throughout the region are affected including:

  • London Midland
  • Virgin Trains
  • Cross Country

Delays on the M5 and M6 this morning

Traffic Credit: PA

There are delays on the M5 and the M6 this morning:

  • M5 Northbound: One lane is closed and there is slow traffic due to a broken down vehicle between J8 M50 and J7 A44 (Worcester / Evesham).
  • M6 Southbound: Very slow traffic between J10A M54 and J6 A38(M) Aston Expressway / A5127 Gravelly Hill / A38 Tyburn Road / Slade Road Spaghetti Junction.
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