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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.
Latest News

20 February 2021

Engineering works will affect Stourbridge line services during March.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

1 February 2021

West Midlands Railway has announced that the Stourbridge Town branch will be closed from 8-21 February and 9-12 March to enable improvements to be made to the rolling stock and the track.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.  

11 January 2021

The following Stourbridge line services are cancelled from 18 January - 1445 Birmingham Snow Hill to Kidderminster, 1513 Birmingham Snow Hill to Worcester Foregate Street, 1535 Kidderminster to Dorridge and 1616 Worcester Foregate Street to Dorridge

6 December 2020

The Office of Road and Rail has published the annual station usage estimates for the year ending March 2020.  Figures for each Stourbridge line station have been published under "Station Information" on the appropriate station page.

20 October 2020

West Midlands Railway has announced that it will be introducing a temporary timetable from 26 October which will see further reduced services.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

16 October 2020

Stourbridge Junction has narrowly missed out on being named the station of the year in a poll organised by the Rail Delivery Group.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

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 20 February 2021
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The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL

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