Express & Star

Trains back on track after points failure halted services between Lichfield and Birmingham

Rail services between Lichfield and Birmingham New Street have resumed after earlier disruption caused by a points failure.

Last updated

Watch more of our videos on Shots!
and live on Freeview channel 276

West Midlands Railway first alerted passengers to the issue at around 5.15am on Tuesday.

Trains were suspended between Lichfield and Birmingham due to a points failure on the cross-city line.

The rail line was running again as of about 8.40am, but passengers were warned that services "remained disrupted" while work was ongoing to restore it.

The rail company later updated passengers at around 11am to say trains were running again.

It said tickets were no longer being accepted on National Express West Midlands buses or Cross Country trains between Tamworth and Birmingham New Street.