BBC radio transmitter disrupts trains between Leominster and Ludlow

Ledbury Reporter: Trains between Leominster and Ludlow have been disrupted due to interference from a BBC radio transmitter. Trains between Leominster and Ludlow have been disrupted due to interference from a BBC radio transmitter.

TRAINS between Leominster and Ludlow have been disrupted due to interference from a BBC radio transmitter.

An OFCOM report has confirmed that the BBC’s radio transmitter at Woofferton is interfering with a railway in-cab signalling system.

Mavis Choong, a spokesman for Network Rail, said that while the interference does not pose a risk to the safe operation of the railway, it has been stopping trains en-route.

She said Network Rail will be exploring a permanent solution with the Department for Transport and the European Rail Agency but until then, an interim measure will be installed to minimise disruptions to passengers travelling through Woofferton.

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8:48pm Wed 5 Mar 14

RogerLFC says...

I travel that route quite frequently on the train. It seems to slow/halt just after the start of Ludlow bypass going north. Very often. This is about a mile or so after the transmitter. I've never experienced a stop coming south out of Ludlow ...
I travel that route quite frequently on the train. It seems to slow/halt just after the start of Ludlow bypass going north. Very often. This is about a mile or so after the transmitter. I've never experienced a stop coming south out of Ludlow ... RogerLFC
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10:17pm Wed 5 Mar 14

WYSIATI says...

This tops leaves on the line or the wrong type of snow! The wrong type of radio programme.....

Made it through that section, both ways, without a radio interruption today
This tops leaves on the line or the wrong type of snow! The wrong type of radio programme..... Made it through that section, both ways, without a radio interruption today WYSIATI
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