Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Second day of delays after freight train derails

A freight train derailed at Whitacre Junction in Warwickshire on Wednesday afternoon. Credit: BPM Media

Commuters are facing a second day of travel disruption after a freight train derailed in Warwickshire.

The line between Birmingham and Nuneaton will remain closed all day today (Thurs) after the train came off the tracks near Whitacre Junction.

Nobody was injured in the incident, which happened around 3pm on Wednesday.

The disruption is affecting London Northwestern and Cross Country trains, with reduced services between Nuneaton and Leicester and replacement buses between Birmingham International and Nuneaton.

Services between Birmingham and Nuneaton could be disrupted until Friday afternoon. Credit: BPM Media

It's thought the chaos could continue until Friday afternoon.

National Rail advised of the following changes to services:

  • There are no trains between Birmingham New Street and Nuneaton
  • There is a reduced service between Nuneaton and Leicester
  • Replacement buses are running between Birmingham International and Nuneaton. They will call at Coleshill Parkway
  • Some trains to and from Stansted Airport will be able to divert between Leicester and New Street

A spokesman for British Transport Police said yesterday: "A number of wagons on a freight train service overturned at low speed and blocked the running of the line.

"Police are on scene alongside colleagues from the West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service, fortunately, there are no reported injuries at this stage."