Shrewsbury to Telford train line blocked by emergency incident

By Rob Smith | Shrewsbury | Transport | Published:

Trains between Shrewsbury and Birmingham were disrupted tonight due to an emergency incident on the railway line.

The line is now clear again but National Rail warned delays could continue until 10pm. Police are yet to confirm the nature of the incident.

No trains were running between Shrewsbury and Telford from around 6pm and the route remained closed between Wellington and Shrewsbury until around 9pm.

Some services started back running again between Telford and Wellington after around 20 minutes, but the 18:05 and 19:05 from Birmingham New Street and the 19:47 from Shrewsbury were all cancelled while others were delayed.

Replacement buses were put on between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury, but passengers faced delays of around 60 minutes and many were left stranded on the platform.

Tickets were accepted on Arriva Trains Wales services between Shrewsbury and Crewe or Hereford and on Arriva and National Express buses throughout the closure.


A statement on the National Rail website said: "Emergency services have dealt with the incident near the railway between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton allowing all lines to be reopened.

"However, services may be cancelled or delayed by up to 10 minutes as the service recovers.

"Disruption is expected to continue until 22:00."

See the latest information about replacement buses, delays and cancellations on the West Midlands Railway website here.

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.

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