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News and Comment
We hope that you will find this page informative. It will be updated on a regular basis and will include articles supplied by the train companies and transport authorities with the appropriate links for detail. This is where you will find reports from SLUG officers and information on the Group’s activities including notice of meetings.
The scope of news coverage will be any matter relating to Stourbridge Line stations, trains and performance and also bus links to the line. We will comment on events and developments and offer constructive criticism where appropriate.

DISCLAIMER. The opinions expressed on this page by the Stourbridge Line User Group are not necessarily the views of the authors who have provided the original material from where articles have been sourced. We would respectfully request that no statements are extracted from this website and quoted out of context. For our part, we will acknowledge all known references outside the domain of the membership.
News Archive
An Archive of all other News Items posted on this site since 2009

1 January 2020
The End Of The Year (Non) Show
23 June 2020
Kidderminster Station Building Opened
14 July 2020
Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership launches initiatives
26 August 2020
Timetable Improvements from 6 September
Latest News

27 September 2020

A reduced Monday to Friday timetable has been introduced because of the number of services currently being cancelled due to train crew issues.  The temporary timetable can be found on the Timetables page.

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 27 September 2020
(Timetables)
The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL

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