Birmingham New Street
Signalling problems have caused delays at Birmingham New Street Getty

Delays at Birmingham New Street are set to continue until 4pm on Monday (11 April) after signalling near the station failed. Passengers face disruption and delays of up to an hour after the problem was detected in the early hours of the morning.

CrossCountry services between Nottingham and Cardiff Central, Newcastle and Reading, and Birmingham New Street and Stansted Airport and Leicester have all been affected. London Midland services between Birmingham New Street and London, Walsall, Liverpool Lime Street and Northampton have also been disrupted.

The station is used by some 170,000 passengers every day and was recently reopened by the Queen and Prince Philip after undergoing a £750m refurbishment.

Network Rail said engineers are still working to fix the signalling problem, but they have now managed to reopen all lines at the station.

"Trains to, from and through Birmingham New Street may still be delayed by up to 60 minutes as services return to normal," the operator said. "Congestion at the station also means that some services may be altered or cancelled. This is currently expected to continue until approximately 4pm."