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2012
View taken from Tipton Road towards Dudley, with Dudley Castle in the background.  The Dudley railway site was to the left of the photo.  In the plans for the Brierley Hill to Wednesbury Metro line, the Metro would divert from the heavy rail route by heading straight ahead and up Castle Hill into Dudley Bus Station, with a provisional stop at Station Drive (close to the large building to the left of the photo).  The Dudley Innovation Centre is planned to be built on the far side of the line.
2017
The same location as the previous photo after track clearance.
2020
The same location as the previous photo.  The site has been cleared and the retention wall separating the Metro from the Innovation Centre has been built.  Sleepers have arrived on site, probably to build the Innovation Centre test track.
2021
The same location as the previous photo.  The steelwork for the Innovation Centre has been erected.
2012
View taken from the railway bridge at the bottom of Castle Hill of the site of the former Dudley railway station, latterly a Freightliner terminal.  The line onwards towards Walsall can be seen through the trees.  The Dudley Innovation Centre is planned to be built on the left hand side of the line.
2017
 The same location as the previous photo after track clearance.
2020
The same location as the previous photo.  A retention wall has been built to separate the Metro line from the Dudley Innovation Centre.  The Metro will go up the slope to the left of the wall while the Innovation Centre will be to the right of the wall.
2021
The same location as the previous photo.  The steelwork for the Innovation Centre has been erected and track through Dudley Tunnel has been laid.
2012
View taken from the opposite side of the road of the line towards Stourbridge Junction approaching Dudley Tunnel.
2017
The same location as the previous photo after track clearance.
2020
The same location as the previous photo.  Work to prepare the trackbed for the Innovation Centre has commenced.
2021
The same location as the previous photo.  The track through Dudley Tunnel has been laid with a turnout at the approach to the Innovation Centre.
Latest News

7 October 2021

Worcestershire County Council has launched a consultation into proposals to expand the car park at Blakedown station by 87 spaces.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

29 August 2021

West Midlands Railway is reintroducing the Snow Hill line services that were withdrawn on 2 August with effect from 30 August.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

2 August 2021

A new Stourbridge Line User Group Facebook page has been set up to complement this web site by posting any developments or problems as they happen.  The Facebook page may be viewed by clicking on the Facebook icon on this page.

28 July 2021

West Midlands Railway is introducing a reduced timetable on Snow Hill line services from 2 August.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

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


Site Last Updated on 7 October 2021
(News and Comment)
The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL

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