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2012
View taken from the junction of Castle Hill and Birmingham Street looking down Castle Hill towards the railway bridge.  In the plans for the Brierley Hill to Wednesbury Metro line, the Metro would join Castle Hill this side of the large building in the background and then come up Castle Hill before turning left into Birmingham Street.
2020
The same location as the previous photo.  Work has commenced on relocating utility services as a prelude to laying tracks.
2012
View taken looking up Birmingham Street towards Dudley Bus Station.  In the plans for the Brierley Hill to Wednesbury Metro line, Dudley Bus Station will be rebuilt to include the Dudley Town Centre tram route.
2012
View taken looking down Birmingham Street towards Dudley Bus Station with Dudley Castle in the background.  In the plans for the Brierley Hill to Wednesbury Metro line, the tram line would follow this route.
2012
View taken from the bridge over King Street.  In the plans for the Brierley Hill to Wednesbury Metro line, the tram line comes up from the Bus Station past the bus and continues along King Street under the bridge.
2012
View taken from the bridge over King Street towards Flood Street.  In the plans for the Brierley Hill to Wednesbury Metro line, the tram line turns from King Street into Flood Street and continues down to the Dudley Southern Bypass.    A new road will be built parallel to Flood Street occupying part of the car park.  Space for the line to continue alongside the bypass was created when the bypass was built.
Latest News

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.

1 August 2020

The Green Bus Company is operating an experimental bus service 242 from Kinver to Merry Hill via Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge until 28 August.  Buses run every 2 hours from Kinver from 0810 hrs to 1610 hrs (the final journey to Stourbridge only), returning from Merry Hill from 0925  hrs to 1525 hrs.

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.

21 May 2020

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


Site Last Updated on 7 August 2020
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The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL

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