THIEVES have stolen signalling cables, blocking rail lines between Birmingham Snow Hill and Tyseley train station.  

National Rail said all stations between Kidderminster and Dorridge will not be served.

Trains running between Birmingham Moor Street and Leamington Spa/ Stratford-upon-Avon may be cancelled or delayed.

Tickets are being accepted by other train operators and replacement buses are being provided.

Passengers affected by the loss of signalling can claim compensation.  

The disruption is expected to last until 3:30 pm.