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A 'hole in the track' has shut a railway line
9:50am Monday 24th September 2012 in News
THERE are no trains running between Great Malvern to Hereford overnight as engineering works continue.
A limited bus service is being laid on for passengers.
The engineering works are not expected to finish until 7am tomorrow (Tuesday) at the earliest.
Passengers should contact National Rail Enquiries on 0871 200 4950 for further details.
THE Great Malvern to Hereford railine is still shut as engineers are set to inspect a report 'hole' on the track.
A Network Rail spokesman said: "The line to remain closed with trains from Worcester terminating at Great Malvern.
"A Network Rail structural engineer and earthworks team are en route to Colwall.
"Their estimated time of arrival is 11.30am.
"One London Midland train operator service is held in the Bay platform at Hereford Station."
A 'HOLE in the track' has prompted warnings of delays for rail passengers after the line had to be shut for emergency repairs.
Rail operator London Midland says all services running through the Great Malvern to Hereford stations, including Colwall and Ledbury could be subject to cancellations and delays - at short notice.
It comes following reports by London Midland of a problem near Colwall at about 9.25am.
The operator stated Network Rail engineers were due "on-site to investigate a hole in the track" for emergency engineering works.
London Midland said: "An estimate for the resumption of normal services will be provided as soon as the problem has been fully assessed."
It is just three months since a similar problem caused delays after a hole opened up under the track, as reported in the Malvern Gazette.
Network Rail said: "We have a line closure centred at Colwall.
"Worcester services are terminating at Great Malvern.
"Trains from Hereford can run to Ledbury, and no farther.
"We have yet to establish whether this is a reoccurrence of the problem we had some months ago of a hole opening under the track, again at Colwall."
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