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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.

Our efforts so far have helped to upgrade evening and Sunday services, provide new through routes and refurbish many stations. Our strength is in the number of our members.

SLUG is administered by a committee who meet with representatives of the railway industry and local authorities bi-monthly.  The current committee consists of the following members.
William Whiting
Chairman and Media Publicity Officer
Gary Adams
Treasurer and Membership Secretary
Don BartonLiaison Officer
Andrew CopeSupport Officer
Roger DavisWebmaster and Newsletter Editor
Keith FlindersResearcher
Richard GupwellSupport Officer
Paul HumphreysSecretary and Minutes Secretary
Nigel TolleyFacebook Administrator
Alex WrightSupport Officer
Membership of SLUG is £5 per annum for postal membership or £3 for on-line membership.  This modest subscription entitles postal members to a quarterly printed newsletter and on-line members to a newsletter and supplement via email.  It also enables you to attend our AGM and forums, where you can meet the people who fashion the passenger transport systems of the West Midlands County and Worcestershire.  With environmental pressures and collective responsibilities, this is an exciting time for public transport.  Our line is steadily improving.

Join SLUG and help us create a superlative rail and bus network around it.

You can join us by downloading a membership form from the link below and sending it with a cheque for the appropriate amount to the address shown on the form.  Alternatively, you can pay by on-line bank transfer by emailing email us with your name and address details and specifying whether you wish to join as a postal member or as an on-line member.  We will email you back with our bank details and a reference that you should quote in the reference field when you process your on-line transfer.  You can also use the email link below to contact us on any other matter.

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

14 November 2020

Chiltern Railways has announced that it is temporarily withdrawing the following two services from 16 November until 2 December :-
0609 Kidderminster to London Marylebone
1615 London Marylebone to Kidderminster

20 October 2020

West Midlands Railway has announced that it will be introducing a temporary timetable from 26 October which will see further reduced services.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

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.

27 September 2020

A reduced Monday to Friday timetable has been introduced because of the number of services currently being cancelled due to train crew issues.  The temporary timetable can be found on the Timetables page.

26 August 2020

The timetables on the Stourbridge line will be improved from 7 September.   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


Site Last Updated on 14 November 2020
(Latest News)
The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL

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