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A STATEMENT FROM THE STOURBRIDGE LINE USER GROUP

Since 2013, a Facebook Group has been active in the name of the Stourbridge Line User Group Public Forum.  Unfortunately, in the past couple of months, disruptive elements have taken over the Facebook Group, posting comments that have been exaggerated and offensive and which have attacked other members of the Facebook Group.  Despite this, the Facebook Group Administrator has failed to act to suppress this activity and refused SLUG's request to expel these Facebook Group members.  For this reason, and because the name of Stourbridge Line User Group was being brought into disrepute, the Committee has insisted that the Facebook Group be renamed and all references to SLUG be removed from the Facebook Group description.  We are pleased to note that this has now happened and the renamed Worcester Kidderminster Birmingham Rail User Group will receive no support from SLUG in the future.  We hope to set up our own Facebook Page in the near future to keep people informed of new developments.
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Latest News

23 May 2021

The Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail has been published by the Government.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

15 May 2021

Timetable changes take effect on Sunday 16 May 2021.  Full timetable details can be found on the Timetables page, with updated departure boards posted on each individual station's page.

26 April 2021

West Midlands Railway has announced an improved timetable for the Stourbridge line from 16 May.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

6 December 2020

The Office of Road and Rail has published the annual station usage estimates for the year ending March 2020.  Figures for each Stourbridge line station have been published under "Station Information" on the appropriate station page.

16 October 2020

Stourbridge Junction has narrowly missed out on being named the station of the year in a poll organised by the Rail Delivery Group.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

7 August 2020

Improvement works will shortly take place at Hartlebury.  The programme of works will include the extension of both platforms to accommodate the new four-car Class 196 trains, as well as the refurbishment of existing platforms.  The work is scheduled for completion in February 2021.

23 July 2020

The first of the new Class 196 units was out on the Stourbridge line today when it made its first ever test run from Tyseley to Hereford and back.

7 June 2020

The new station building at Kidderminster has been opened.
Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

23 May 2020

The 10 successful projects from the bids submitted in the first round under the Restore Your railways scheme have been announced by the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps.  A scheme submitted by PMOL for a light rail link between Stourbridge Junction and Brierley Hill was not among the 10 successful bids but PMOL has been asked to provide further details to a subsequent round.
The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL


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The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL

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