Passengers are being warned delays on the cross city line could continue until the end of tomorrow.
No services have run between Lichfield Trent Valley and Birmingham since the discovery of an unexploded World War Two bomb in Aston.
London Midland confirmed earlier that disruption was expected to continue through the evening – but now National Rail Enquiries has warned the delays could last even longer:
Disruption between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley expected until end of the day tomorrow #CrossCity
— National Rail (@nationalrailenq) May 15, 2017
The 250kg bomb has also brought a number of roads in Birmingham to a standstill, meaning passengers who had opted to use the bus instead also faced delays.
If you're wondering why the Aston Expressway is shut and it's busy in the Aston area, this is the reason – a 250kg WW2 unexploded bomb. pic.twitter.com/pctyZgJW3c
— West Midlands Ambulance Service #HelpUsHelpYou (@OFFICIALWMAS) May 15, 2017