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Object on overhead lines causes delays to trains between Lichfield and Birmingham

Train services between Lichfield and Birmingham have been delayed by overhead line problems.

London Midland said an object had had become caught on the lines between Duddeston and Birmingham New Street.

Bus replacement services on parts of the cross city line have been in operation since this afternoon and trains are expected to be disrupted for the rest of today (May 8).

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  1. Gary

    8th May, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    A bag on the OLE caused that much disruption? Pull the other one.

  2. Interesting

    8th May, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Thursday (5 May), no service for about 3 hours due to a broken down train.

    The line is a joke and getting more unfunny every day.

    We build more houses and get more and more people to use this line, it can’t cope.