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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

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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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Travel: Delays on M5 and M6

There are delays on the M5 and M6 in the West Midlands this evening.

  • M5 Southbound: There are delays, with one lane closed and queueing traffic due to emergency repairs between Junction 3 A456 (Halesowen / Birmingham) and Junction 4 A38 (Bromsgrove / Stourbridge).
  • M5 Northbound: One lane is blocked and there is slow traffic due to a broken down vehicle between Junction 5 A38 (Droitwich / Wychbold) and Junction 4A M42. In the roadworks area.
  • M6 Northbound: There are delays and one lane is closed causing queueing traffic. This is due to emergency repairs between Junction 3 A456 (Halesowen / Birmingham) and Junction 4 A38 (Bromsgrove / Stourbridge).
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