By Ian Dipple Monday 21 January 2013 Updated: 21/01 20:04
REDDITCH train users are suffering delays and cancellations again.
A train fault between Redditch and Lichfield Trent Valley mean services are being cancelled delayed or revised at short notice.
The problem began earlier on Monday afternoon and several trains were delayed between ten and 15 minutes. Some, like the 4.27pm service was cancelled completely while the 4.57pm started from Birmingham New Street after a passenger was taken ill.
The 6.27pm was delayed at Redditch due to a signalling problem and was due in to Lichfield Trent Valley at 7.45pm.
The 7.57pm service was started from Barnt Green missing out Redditch and Alvechurch while passengers travelling on the 6.47pm service from Four Oaks to Redditch suffered delays of 14 minutes and then were left stranded at Barnt Green after the train terminated early.
Frustrated consumers have taken to social networking site Twitter to vent their frustration.
Many said the level of disruption was similar to pre-Christmas levels when almost a thousand trains were delayed or cancelled between October and December 9 because of a driver shortage.
One passenger likened using the Cross City Line to a game of 'roulette' while others complained about overcrowding.
The Standard reported last week how Redditch Borough Council had agreed to write to London Midland to complain about ongoing problems with the reliability of the service, following on from the issues experienced at the end of last year.
Redditch MP Karen Lumley told the Standard she remains unconvinced promises made to her about improvements to the service were being kept and will be speaking to the company again as well as the transport minister to see what further action can be taken.
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