September Timetable - Stourbridge Line User Group

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Timetable Improvements from 6 September 2020
West Midlands Railway has announced improvements to the Stourbridge line timetable which will be introduced to coincide with the start of the new school year.

It will see the restoration of the six trains per hour service as far as Stourbridge Junction in off-peak hours.  However, a small number of peak services which had proved unreliable in the past will not be restored.
These changes will almost completely restore services to pre-Covid levels.

  • 6 trains per hour will run between Birmingham and Stourbridge Junction
  • 4 trains per hour will run between Birmingham and Kidderminster
  • 2 trains per hour will run between Birmingham and Worcester.
  • 2 trains per hour will serve Langley Green, Old Hill, Lye and Blakedown
  • 3 trains per hour will serve Hagley
  • 1 train per hour will serve Hartlebury

At the other end of the line,

  • 2 trains per hour will terminate at Dorridge
  • 2 trains per hour will terminate at Whitlock's End
  • 2 trains per hour will terminate at Stratford-upon-Avon (1 via Dorridge and 1 via Shirley).

All departures are planned to run with Class 172 trains, with the older Class 170 and 153 trains retired from this route.

West Midlands Railway has now posted a Snow Hill lines timetable booklet for the period from 6 September to 12 December on their website.  

However, SLUG has been notified by Pre-Metro Operations that the timetable quoted for the Stourbridge Town branch in this booklet is incorrect and has provided a link to its own timetable for the same period.  At busy times there will be a queuing system introduced at Junction and Town.  Security Guards will only be allowing a maximum of 15 onto Shuttle platforms for boarding.

Please click on the correct link below for full details.
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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