Train delays of up to 45 minutes tonight

Passengers travelling between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill are currently experiencing delays.

Emergency engineering works have been taking place at Honeybourne after problems with a culvert, which started at around 4pm.

Tickets are being accepted on CrossCountry and London Midland services.

James Davis, spokesman for First Great Western, said: “My understanding is that a culvert in Honeybourne prevented services going through the area.

“That has now been sorted and trains were going through at a reduced speed.

“Things should be running as normal now but as the incident happened during peak time and that has had a knock on effect.”

Trains have now resumed, but may be severely delayed while the service returns to normal.

Disruption is expected to continue until about 9.15pm.

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