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Shropshire trains cancelled after flooding on tracks

Flooding on the train tracks in Telford has seen trains cancelled.

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Heavy rain overnight and into Thursday morning has caused flooding on the tracks between Oakengates and Wellington train stations.

As a result, all lines are blocked. Trains running from Telford, Wellington, Oakengates and Shrewsbury towards Birmingham were cancelled on Thursday morning.

Flooded railway line at Wellington
Trains were cancelled for much of Thursday

West Midlands Railway (WMR) has said rail replacement services has been ordered.

Flooding is also impacting Transport for Wales lines.

Due to flooding between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth, trains were having to run at reduced speed on the line. The train operator said that train services to and from these stations may be subject to disruption on all routes.

Rail replacement buses services between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton were expected to be in place until approximately 5.30pm

The line was blocked for several hours

WMR are encouraging people to check before travelling by going online to:

Those delayed by more than 15 minutes may be entitled to compensation from: