Trains delayed between Worcester and Birmingham after cables cut

Dudley News: Trains delayed between Worcester and Birmingham after cables cut Trains delayed between Worcester and Birmingham after cables cut

PEOPLE travelling on the trains in Worcester face delays after cables were cut overnight near Stourport.

There are delays of up to 25 minutes each way on London Midland services between Worcester Shrub Hill, Kidderminster and Birmingham Snow Hill after 300 metres of cabling were cut in the Hartlebury area.

Engineers discovered the damage at 5am this morning and normal services are not expected to resume until 4pm.

It is not yet known if the cables were stolen.

Tickets being accepted on Chiltern and First Great Western services.

It follows a similar incident on Friday where nearly 140 metres of cable were cut at Old Rectory Lane, Hampton Lovett, near Droitwich, causing rail services to be cancelled.

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12:36pm Mon 26 Aug 13

wr5resident2 says...

Vile Scum!!! Let's get some of these villains dealt with. Any suggestions?
Vile Scum!!! Let's get some of these villains dealt with. Any suggestions? wr5resident2

12:57pm Mon 26 Aug 13

skychip says...

It is happening too often, need to be caught and named and shamed.
It is happening too often, need to be caught and named and shamed. skychip

9:03pm Mon 26 Aug 13

b1ackb1rd says...

Cut their hands off
Cut their hands off b1ackb1rd

2:20pm Tue 27 Aug 13

Jabbadad says...

Withiut the scrap dealers who knowingly buy this scrap their wouldn't be the thefts, since the theives cannot go to the foundries to sell scrap.
So more pressure and huge fines on the scrap dealers please.
Withiut the scrap dealers who knowingly buy this scrap their wouldn't be the thefts, since the theives cannot go to the foundries to sell scrap. So more pressure and huge fines on the scrap dealers please. Jabbadad

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