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Moor Street Station Refurbishment
In 2002, Chiltern Railways started a project to restore and reopen the terminus at Birmingham Moor Street.  Once this had been completed, work started in 2005 to bring the 1987 through platforms up to the same standard as the rest of the station.

The following photographs, all taken from approximately the same position on the current platform 1 shows the progress while the Stourbridge bound platform 2 was completely refurbished.
13 March 2005
The tasteful 1987 canopies still grace the station.
3 July 2005
The canopies have been demolished and the northern half of the platform closed.
15 August 2005
The first of the new canopies are being erected at the northern end of the platform.
1 September 2005
Work on erecting the canopies progresses.
13 September 2005
As work on the canopies progresses, the new footbridge has been installed.
10 October 2005
Most of the canopy work has been completed while work continues on the steps from the bridge to the platform.
20 October 2005
The wooden cladding starts to be fitted to the canopies.
17 November 2005
The canopies on platform 1 start to take shape.
26 November 2005
Canopy work on platform 1 nears completion, while progress on platform 2 seems to have stalled.
26 January 2006
Platform 2 has now reopened although canopy work has still to be completed.
8 July 2007
The completed station taken the following year.
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
West Midlands

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The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
West Midlands

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