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Rail delays between Lichfield and Birmingham

London Midland trains are delayed between Lichfield and Birmingham New Street Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

There are delays of up to 20 minutes between Lichfield Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street due to signalling problems at Four Oaks.

London Midland is warning that it may soon be necessary to run a reduced service to try and alleviate congestion.

Rail staff do not know how long the disruption will last, but say it is likely to continue until at least 10am.


M6 Southbound blocked - heavy traffic due to crash

The M6 Southbound is blocked and traffic is stationary due to an accident involving a lorry and a van. Recovery work is taking place between J4A of the M42 and J4 of the M42 / A446 (Coleshill).

There's also congestion on the M6 to J5 A452 (Castle Bromwich).


TRAINS: Major travel disruption in Warwickshire

Major disruption on Virgin and London Midlands trains between Rugby and London Euston due to overhead line problems between Rugby and Wolverton.

Tickets are being accepted on Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains services.

Trains may be delayed by up to two hours and disruptions are expected until 8pm.

Buses are running between Rugby and Kettering ( to connect with East Midlands Trains services).

Road closures & restrictions begin in Birmingham city centre

Temporary road closures and restrictions will be in operation in the centre of Birmingham from today.

Throughout January, the section of Summer Row between Lionel Street and Great Charles Street is temporarily closed.

All parking on Summer Row has also been suspended. It's all part of the £500 million Paradise development.

A local diversion route will be in place but motorists are being advised to plan ahead to avoid significant disruption to their journey.

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