There are delays of up to 30 minutes on CrossCountry and First Great Western services between Cheltenham Spa and Birmingham New Street. It follows an earlier signalling problem and it is not known when normal service will resume.
There's disruption on the routes from Bristol Parkway and Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff this morning, that's due to a broken down train between the Severn Tunnel and Pilning.
– Network Rail
Regrettably, two level crossings outside Cheltenham are closed to road traffic after cable thieves damaged signalling cables in the area.
They also damaged one of the level crossing barriers itself.
Nothing was stolen, but the damage was extensive.
The signals and level crossings are all part of the same system - hence the disruption. Safety is our priority and at no point was any train or person put at risk by the damage.
The vandalism was discovered at 2.30 this morning. Network Rail hopes to have everything back to normal this afternoon.
There are delays of up to 30 minutes on:
Arriva Trains Wales services between Cardiff Central and Cheltenham Spa, on CrossCountry Services between Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads and First Great Western services between Worcester Shrub Hill and Bristol Temple Meads and between Worcester Shrub Hill and Swindon.
Fewer trains are able to run through the area because of vandalism at Cheltenham Spa and services are liable to alteration or cancellation.
There is no indication as to when normal service will be resumed.