A LORRY has hit a bridge in Cradley Heath causing delays to trains.

The accident happened this morning (Wednesday) in Cradley Road, near Cradley Heath train station, with services expected to be hit by delays until 1pm.

West Midlands Trains was notified by British Transport Police at around 10am about the incident which saw a lorry stike and scrape a bridge.

The lorry didn't stop at the scene. 

West Midlands Trains tweeted: "A lorry has hit a bridge under the railway near Cradley Heath. As a result, trains between Birmingham Snow Hill and Worcester through Stourbridge Junction are being delayed.

"Disruption is expected until 13:00."

A West Midlands Railway spokesperson said: “Services between Stourbridge and Birmingham were subject to delays and cancellations this morning after a lorry struck a bridge near Cradley Heath.

“Services are now returning to normal and passengers can check live travel information on journey planners.

"Anyone whose journey was delayed by 15 minutes or more as a result of this incident can claim compensation via the Delay Repay scheme.”

The spokesman said trains had been delayed as they had had to travel at a slower speed over the bridge, while checks on its structural safety were carried out.

These have now confirmed the bridge is safe, but services could be affected until around 1pm by knock-on delays while services get back to normal.