Stourbridge Town branch to close for a makeover from 8 February 2021
The Stourbridge Town branch will close to passengers for a fortnight from Monday 8 February while improvement works are carried out. Passengers will be able to use their tickets on replacement bus services throughout this period.
During the work, the pair of Class 139 trains used on the route will be internally repainted, deep-cleaned and have new passenger grab rails installed. Some seating will also be temporarily removed to aid social distancing on board.
Network Rail will use the temporary closure to inspect the track, remove graffiti and clear vegetation along the line, including overhanging trees which could pose a risk to the safety of trains.
A second closure will take place from Tuesday 9 March to Friday 12 March inclusive to allow further improvements to be made to the track along the branch.
Please click one of the links below to either read the press release from West Midlands Railway or view the timetable for the bus replacement service.