Unexploded WW2 bomb closes Birmingham – Lichfield line.(London Midland)

The railway line from Birmingham New Street to Lichfield Trent Valley will be closed for the rest of today (15 May) due to an unexploded World War 2 bomb.

London Midland is advising passengers to use alternative transport to complete their journeys. London Midland rail tickets are being accepted on local National Express West Midlands bus routes.

Cross Country is accepting London Midland tickets between Nuneaton and Birmingham New Street and Tamworth and Birmingham New Street in both directions until further notice.

London Midland is reminding passengers that, regardless of the cause, any journey delayed by thirty minutes or more qualifies for compensation. Information on how to make a claim can be found in leaflets at stations or by visiting www.londonmidland.com/delayrepay