slug website wins national award as the best rail user group website

15 november 2017

The Stourbridge Line User Group received a major accolade at the annual Railfuture User Groups Awards ceremony when this website received the Gold Award as the best Rail User Group website in the country.

The award was decided by a panel of Railfuture vice-presidents - Paul Abell (former Editor of Today’s Railways magazine), Ian Brown (former MD of London Rail), Roger Ford (Industry and Technology Editor of Modern Railways magazine), Chris Green (former Head of ScotRail, Network South East and InterCity in British Rail Days and former MD of Virgin Trains), Stewart Palmer (former MD of South West Trains), Lorna Slade (Editor of Rail Professional magazine), Stewart Stevenson MSP (former Minister of Transport for Scotland), plus Honorary President Christian Wolmar (a renowned writer and broadcaster on railway matters).

The panel made the following comment about our website - “The sheer volume of information is impressive, and the content is also very helpful - as was found on the Vice-Presidential visit”.

The award was presented to SLUG Acting Chairman William Whiting by Christian Wolmar.

Obviously, we are absolutely taken aback by the award and the comments made by acclaimed railway professionals and we will do everything we can to improve this website even further in the future.