site last updated on
5 july 2020
welcome to the slug website
Sample articles from SLUG
magazines, plus a full back issue catalogue for SLUG members
Photo galleries and videos
related to the Stourbridge line
Current and historic rail and bus timetables for Stourbridge line services
news / comment
The latest news from SLUG plus a full archive of news items since
SLUG responses to rail industry and local authority consultations
The current SLUG campaigns to improve services along the Stourbridge line
Information about each station along the line including bus and train times
The latest reopening news and recent photographs taken along the line from Wednesbury to
Links to websites of organisations with links to SLUG
Please note that on Sundays 28 June, 5 July and 12 July, buses will replace trains between Stourbridge Junction and Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill (calling at all stations excluding Hartlebury). Buses will also replace trains on the New Street – Hereford route between Bromsgrove and Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill. Trains will be running between Hereford and Worcester Foregate Street, and between Stourbridge, Birmingham Snow Hill and Dorridge / Stratford-upon-Avon.
Passengers travelling through Worcester on Sundays 19/26 July and 2 August are warned that services will be affected by engineering works around Worcester Shrub Hill. West Midlands Railway services will not operate via Shrub Hill but will serve Foregate Street. GWR services from London Paddington will terminate at Worcestershire Parkway and services from Bristol Temple Meads will terminate at Cheltenham Spa. Replacement coaches will operate between these stations and Worcester Shrub Hill and Worcester Foregate Street.
The timetables on the Stourbridge line were improved from 18 May with 4 trains per hour operating between Stourbridge Junction and Birmingham, 2 trains per hour between Kidderminster and Birmingham and 1 train per hour between Worcester and Birmingham on Mondays to Saturdays. The Stourbridge Town shuttle will also operate every 10 minutes between 0615 and 1940 on Mondays to Saturdays. The timetable may be viewed by clicking on the date to the left.
CORONAVIRUS LATEST : From 23 March, all train services will operate at a reduced frequency. More details are available by clicking on the date to the left.
The SLUG Public Meeting and AGM which was due to take place on 12 May, has been postponed until a future date, as yet to be determined.
TIMETABLE CHANGES FROM 2 MARCH - The following degradation of services will take place in an attempt to improve performance statistics. The 0710 service from Stourbridge Junction to Whitlocks End on Mondays to Fridays has been put back to 0713 and no longer stops at Jewellery Quarter. In addition, the Monday to Friday services from Smethwick Galton Bridge to Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe at 1027, 1128, 1227, 1328, 1428 and 1528 will no longer stop at Smethwick Galton Bridge. Updated timetables may be viewed by clicking on the date to the left, or from the Timetables or individual Stations pages on this website.