Hereford & Worcester

Railway hole caused by 'water build-up'

Hole at Colwall, image by Network Rail
Image caption Trains to and from Hereford were stopped when the hole at Colwall was noticed

A hole which appeared by a Herefordshire railway line, causing services to be cancelled, was caused by a build-up of water, Network Rail said.

Trains are now operating normally along the line at Colwall, between Hereford and Great Malvern, after temporary repairs were made on Monday.

Network Rail said engineers were at the scene to look into where the surplus water had come from.

A theory the hole was caused by badgers was speculation, the spokesman said.

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