TRAINS were delayed between Longbridge and Bromsgrove yet again due to a another safety inspection on the track.

West Midlands Railway posted on Twitter at 7.10am this morning (Thursday, August 2) to inform of trains running at a reduced speed on the Cross City line towards Bromsgrove.

Trains running through these stations were delayed by up to 15 minutes, before the inspection was completed at around 11am.

It is the third day running that trains have been delayed on the line, with a safety inspection on the track between Longbridge and Bromsgrove also occurring yesterday.

West Midlands Railway put yesterday's fault down to reports of a 'possible track defect'.

A spokesman from Network Rail, who manage the rail line, confirmed the issue was not on the newly electrified section of the line.

They said: “Unfortunately a signalling problem at Birmingham New Street on 31 July and a track issue at Barnt Green on 1 August had a knock-on impact on some services to and from Bromsgrove.

"There have been no issues with the newly electrified section of railway to Bromsgrove since services started.

"Overall the new service has run as planned and passengers are benefiting from a much-improved railway.”