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26 February 2012
View taken from the bridge in New Road towards Dudley Tunnel and Walsall.  Blowers Green railway station was on this site.  If proposals go ahead, this section of track would initially be used as a test track for the Dudley Innovation Centre, while the Metro line would be on the embankment above the line on the right.
25 March 2017
The same location as the previous photo after track clearance.
13 September 2020
The same location as the previous photo.  Track has been laid for the Dudley Innovation Centre.
4 April 2021
The same location as the previous photo.  Trackwork for the Dudley Innovation Centre has been completed.
26 February 2012
View of the booking office (now boarded up) of Blowers Green railway station (closed in 1962) in New Road.  The Dudley southern bypass is in the background.
26 February 2012
View taken from the bridge in New Road towards Round Oak and Stourbridge.  The "Bumble Hole" line to Old Hill branched to the left at this point, but the track formation has been obliterated by the Dudley Southern Bypass.   In the plans for the Brierley Hill to Wednesbury Metro line, the tram line would descend on the embankment to the left of the photo and join the heavy rail line in the distance.  A stop would be built at Cinder Bank, close to where the lines converge.  The Dudley Innovation Centre test track would end before the lines converge.
25 March 2017
 The same location as the previous photo after track clearance.
13 September 2020
The same location as the previous photo.  Track has been laid for the Dudley Innovation Centre.
4 April 2021
The same location as the previous photo.  Trackwork for the Dudley Innovation Centre has been completed.
Latest News

25 November 2022

Timetables will change ffrom 11 December.  Full details and updated timetables may be read in the News and Comment section.

12 July 2022

Major changes will be made to connecting services at Smethwick Galton Bridge from December 2022, and to the Snow Hill lines timetable from May 2023.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

27 May 2022

Stourbridge line services will only operate to and from Birmingham Snow Hill from 20 to 23 June due to engineering works.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

15 May 2022

New timetables come into force today.  Updated timetables can be found on the Timetables page and on each individual station page.

24 March 2022

A revised timetable comes into effect on 15 May 2022.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

31 October 2021

SLUG issues a statement on the current state of Snow Hill line services and joins three other user groups in sending a strongly worded letter to the West Midlands Rail Executive.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

27 October 2021

The Department for Transport has just announced that the bid by Pre-Metro Operations for funding under the Restore Your Railways Fund to progress the provision of a light rail shuttle service from Stourbridge Junction to Harts Hill to link up with the Midland Metro has been rejected.

7 October 2021

Worcestershire County Council has launched a consultation into proposals to expand the car park at Blakedown station by 87 spaces.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

2 August 2021

A new Stourbridge Line User Group Facebook page has been set up to complement this web site by posting any developments or problems as they happen.  The Facebook page may be viewed by clicking on the Facebook icon on this page.

23 May 2021

The Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail has been published by the Government.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.
The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL


Site Last Updated on 25 November 2022
(News and Comment)
The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL

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