Travellers delayed by broken down train

Rail travellers on a busy line between Birmingham and Staffordshire were hit by delays and road replacement services.

Services between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley were cancelled following a train fault at Bloxwich, which left all lines blocked.

The incident on Saturday happened at around 3.30pm and left travellers needing to find alternative arrangements for getting to Rugeley Trent Valley.

West Midlands Railway announced on Twitter that tickets would be used for services going to Walsall, with road replacement services running the rest of the way.

A spokesman for West Midlands Network said: "All services via between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley have been cancelled due to a train fault.

"Tickets can be used on West Midlands Railway services to Walsall, where road replacements will run to Rugeley Trent Valley."

The service was back up and running by 7pm, with a disrupted schedule.

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