About SLUG - Stourbridge Line User Group

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About Us
We are a group dedicated to improving the standard of public transport.  Our aim is to create a user friendly rail service that meets all expectations of reliability, frequency and cleanliness.

We aim to protect the line up to and beyond Birmingham and Worcester and to promote the re-opening of the former Stourbridge to Dudley railway with an extension to Walsall.  We are currently in conversation with Transport for West Midlands to discuss the best way forward to provide direct links from Stourbridge to Dudley and beyond.

Our efforts so far have helped to upgrade evening and Sunday services, provide new through routes and refurbish many stations. We are currently in discussion with West Midlands Trains and West Midlands Rail Executive on our proposals to reinstate regular direct services from Hagley and Blakedown to Worcester and, subject to final Network Rail acceptance, these services will be restored in June 2024.

Our strength is in the number of our members and we will always welcome new members.

SLUG is administered by a committee who meet with representatives of the railway industry and local authorities bi-monthly.  Our committee is currently small in number so we would welcome any member who is interested in helping to bring improvements to Stourbridge line services to join our committee.  The current committee consists of the following members.
Roger Davis (Chair)
Webmaster and Newsletter Editor
Gary Adams
Treasurer and Membership Secretary
Andrew CopeJoint Secretary and Support Officer
Keith FlindersResearcher
Richard Gupwell
Joint Secretary and Support Officer
If you have any queries or comments that you wish to raise with us, please fill in the form from the link below (left) and we will get back to you.

Better still, if you wish to join SLUG, full details are available from the link below (right).

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Full details of the Stourbridge Line User Group Constitution and Data Privacy Policy may be read from the links below.
SLUG Constitution

SLUG Data Privacy Policy

Latest News

31 May 2024

Major changes will be made to Stourbridge Line and Stourbridge Town timetables from 2 June.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section, while the Timetables page has been updated with the new timetables, and each individual Stations page has been updated with the new departure boards.

12 November 2023

Recent photos of activity along the Metro route from Great Bridge to Dudley have been added to the Walsall Line section of the website.

5 October 2023

The Prime Minister has announced additional transport funding for the Midlands using funds previously allocated for HS2 phase 2.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

2 September 2023

The Ticket Office Closures Consultation closed on Friday 1 September 2023.  However, the parliamentary petition remains open until 18 October.  For full details, please click on the link at the top of the home page.

18 July 2023

SLUG has responded to the Ticket Office Closures consultation.  Full details may be read in the Consultations section.

16 July 2023

SLUG strongly opposes the Government's proposals to close all ticket offices in England.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.
The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
West Midlands

Site Last Updated on
8 July 2024

The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
West Midlands

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