Many commuters are having their journeys affected today as a result of signal failure, according to Network Rail, vandalism is the suspected cause of the rail disruption at Birmingham New Street. 

A Network Rail spokesman said: “Early indications are that foul play caused today’s signalling failure. As well as putting their lives at risk, railway trespassers and vandals can face fines and prison sentences.

“Thousands of people were delayed getting to work today. The cost to the industry will run into hundreds of thousands of pounds. This is taxpayers’ money which could have been invested in improving the railway.”

Repairs were made at around 9:15 AM and train service resumed in and out of the south side of Birmingham New Street, however passengers are advised that normal services are still being disrupted and to expect changes to timetable.

You can check before for the latest information at www.nationalrail.co.uk.

If you have any information about this incident, or any other, please contact the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016.

 

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