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Engineering Works affecting Stourbridge line services in March 2021
Engineering works on other parts of the West Midlands rail network will indirectly affect services along the Stourbridge line during March.

From Monday 8 March
  • Chiltern Railways are introducing an extra service from Kidderminster at 08.07 which terminates at Birmingham Moor Street at 08.53.

Tuesday 9 March to Friday 12 March
Network Rail has confirmed that the Stourbridge Town branch will be closed for these four days to complete improvements to the track along the branch.  Replacement bus services will be in operation.

Thursday 11 March
Due to overnight engineering works in the Stourbridge area, the following Chiltern Railways trains are amended as follows:
  • 06.41 Stourbridge Junction - Marylebone will start at Rowley Regis at 06.52.
  • 07.21 Stourbridge Junction - Marylebone will start at Rowley Regis at 07.32.
Passengers travelling from Stourbridge Junction will need to use an earlier alternative West Midlands Trains service between Stourbridge Junction and Rowley Regis.

Saturday 13 March and Sunday 14 March
There will be engineering works between Solihull and Dorridge.  
  • No Chiltern Railways services will operate along the Stourbridge line on these two days.  
  • West Midlands Railway services to Stratford-upon-Avon via Shirley and to Whitlocks End will operate as normal.
  • West Midlands Railway services to Stratford-upon-Avon or Leamington Spa via Soliihull and to Dorridge will terminate at Birmingham Snow Hill.
Sundays 21 and 28 March
Engineering works will be taking place on the route through Bromsgrove.
  • West Midlands Railway services along the Stourbridge line will operate as normal.
  • West Midlands services from Birmingham New Street to Hereford, which normally operate via Bromsgrove, will operate from Birmingham Snow Hill and run non-stop along the Stourbridge line.  
  • CrossCountry services from Edinburgh to Plymouth will also operate non-stop along the line.
Latest News

20 February 2021

Engineering works will affect Stourbridge line services during March.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

1 February 2021

West Midlands Railway has announced that the Stourbridge Town branch will be closed from 8-21 February and 9-12 March to enable improvements to be made to the rolling stock and the track.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.  

11 January 2021

The following Stourbridge line services are cancelled from 18 January - 1445 Birmingham Snow Hill to Kidderminster, 1513 Birmingham Snow Hill to Worcester Foregate Street, 1535 Kidderminster to Dorridge and 1616 Worcester Foregate Street to Dorridge

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.

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.

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 20 February 2021
(News and Comment)
The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL

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