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Cable theft causes severe delays to Kidderminster train users
A CABLE theft in Hartlebury is causing severe delays to Kidderminster commuters travelling to Worcester.
Buses have replaced trains between the town’s railway station and Worcester’s Shrub Hill and Foregate Street terminals, with journey times being extended by up to half an hour.
It is due to a signalling problem caused by a cable theft in Hartlebury. Network Rail engineers are at the scene and it is not yet known when services will return to normal.
A London Midland spokeswoman said tickets were being accepted on Chiltern Railways and First Great Western services.
“We do not know how long it will take,” she added. “We hope it will be resolved by this evening’s peak hours.”
A Network Rail spokesman said: “We have had a signal cable theft in the area and no trains are able to run between Kidderminster and Worcester.
“Engineers at the site are assessing the damage and working on a repair. We do not have an estimated time as to when services can resume but that is our priority at the moment.”
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