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Slippery rails causing delays for cross city line passengers heading to and from Lichfield

Train passengers travelling to and from Lichfield on the cross city line are facing an evening of delays.

Reports of “slippery rails” caused by leaves on the line in the Bournville area are causing delays, meaning replacement buses are being used for sections of the route.

Train operator London Midland says services are running at slower speeds than usual after reports of trains overshooting platforms on the route.

Disruption is expected to continue into the early evening.

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