Rail passengers walked along the track near Longbridge after fallen tree blocked the line - The Bromsgrove Standard

Rail passengers walked along the track near Longbridge after fallen tree blocked the line

Bromsgrove Editorial 22nd Jan, 2024   0

AROUND 60 passengers had to be evacuated from a West Midlands Railway train on the Cross City Line on Saturday afternoon before being led down the track which had been shut off.

The closure happened around 2.15pm after a fallen tree fell onto the tracks during the stormy weather.

A West Midlands Railway spokesperson said: “Passengers were safely guided off a train when a tree fell on the tracks between Barnt Green and Kings Norton in the afternoon on Saturday.

“Passengers on affected services either boarded a separate train or a coach at Longbridge.”

Road transport was then arranged to run between Redditch and Longbridge while engineers dealt with the problems, which included damage to overhead wires.

Normal service resumed at 6pm.




 


Public Notices

View and download all of the public notices in the Bromsgrove Standard

Printing

We can provide all of your printing needs at competitive rates

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need

Advertising

Advertise with the Bromsgrove Standard to reach your audience