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Train delays warning after bus hits bridge in Oldbury

By Jamie Brassington | Oldbury | Transport | Published: | Last Updated:

A bus crashed into a railway bridge in the Black Country.

The damage caused to the bus. Picture: Anything Langley, Oldbury and Local

The roof of the double-decker caved in following the accident on Langley Green Road, Langley Green, Oldbury.

It is not believed there were any injuries.

National Express West Midlands, which operates the bus, confirmed police are probing the crash which took place yesterday afternoon.

A spokesman for the operator said: “A National Express West Midlands bus was involved in an incident on Langley Bridge Road in West Bromwich yesterday.

“British Transport Police are investigating and we will be giving them everything they need.

“We’d like to apologise to anyone who had their journey disrupted by these events.”

West Midlands Railway warned some train services were likely to be delayed in the aftermath.

A Network Rail spokesman said: "At 3.17pm yesterday the low railway bridge on Langley Green Road was hit by a double decker bus. Trains were placed under a temporary speed limit until 4.24pm when our inspection of the bridge found no structural damage had been caused.

"As bridge strikes like this are entirely avoidable and cause long delays for rail passengers we advise drivers to always know the size and height of their vehicles."

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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