Shropshire Star

Troubled train line disrupted again as train hits shopping trolley at Telford Central

Shropshire's trouble-hit railway line had to be shut temporarily after a train hit a trolley in Telford - only hours after it fully reopened for the first time in weeks.

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The line was closed on Friday afternoon thanks to an "obstruction on the track" at Telford Central, having opened fully this morning - three weeks to the day after a huge landslip near Oakengates.

Transport for Wales said a train travelling from Holyhead to Birmingham International hit a shopping trolley as it was approaching Telford Central.

The incident today was first reported at 3.18pm and the line was reopened shortly afterwards, once the driver had inspected the vehicle.

But it meant further disruption on the line between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton until about 4.30pm.

National Rail says both Transport for Wales and West Midlands Railway services were affected.

The Transport for Wales routes affected are between Holyhead and Birmingham International while West Midlands Railway's trains between Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street have also been affected.

Workers had been shoring up the landslip near Hadley Road for three weeks to get services running again.