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Looking Forward To 2050
In 2019, West Midlands Rail Executive and Worcestershire County Council each published a rail investment strategy, detailing their vision of rail services in 2050.  Unfortunately, the Covid-19 crisis moved the goal posts so both authorities have recently published updated versions of the strategies.  The two documents have been produced with collaboration between the two authorities.
 
 The following enhancements are proposed for Stourbridge line services.
By 2026
Reinstatement of six trains per hour between Stourbridge Junction and Birmingham Snow Hill
By 2029Introduction of an hourly through service between Kidderminster and London Paddington via Worcester and Oxford
2029-2034Extension of the Kidderminster to London Paddington service to/from Stourbridge Junction
2029-2034Extra terminal platform at Rowley to allow eight trains per hour to/from Birmingham
2029-2034Snow Hill lines from Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon to Worcester electrified
The full Rail Investment Strategy documents may be read by clicking on the links below.
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
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL


Site Last Updated on
17 June 2024

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

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