'Standing room only' on train service not affected by rail strikes

A train operator which is unaffected by today's strikes has advised travellers to check before boarding, amid reports of standing room only.

Transport for Wales is running services as normal on its routes through Shropshire including into Birmingham.

West Midlands Railway, which also runs services from Shrewsbury into Birmingham and back was not running services on Friday because of a strike by train drivers' union Aslef.

Earlier today it reported that a Chester to Birmingham International service via Shrewsbury and Telford was "full and standing only from Wolverhampton".

A company spokesman said; "Whilst TfW is not involved in the industrial action, some of our services will likely be extremely busy, and some timetable amendments will be in place.

"Please check your journey before travelling."

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