Campaigns - Stourbridge Line User Group

Go to content
Campaigns
The Stourbridge Line User Group exists to promote and protect the Birmingham to Worcester Railway which runs through Stourbridge and Kidderminster. Our campaigns are based on these two objectives and progress is measured from the time of the Group’s inception. The Group does not assume to take the credit for all improvements made, but working together with other stakeholders, we can claim to have brought forward :-
Virtual elimination of graffiti on trains
Better station environments
Much better passenger information
New trains
Improvements to Chiltern services to London
New journey opportunities by changing at Galton Bridge
Reinstatement of a single change connection to Birmingham International
Improved Birmingham to Kidderminster frequency
Off-peak and evening services to Hartlebury
SLUG will vigorously pursue its campaigns through various channels and raise its profile to recruit new members. It regularly meets with local government transport authorities and train operators. It will also co-operate with other user groups where there is a common interest.

SLUG will undertake to raise the standards on the Stourbridge Railway Line in the context of the complete journey experience and is pursuing further improvements in the following eight areas.

More details can be read by clicking on the photographs.
Station Staff Availability
Service Improvements
Village Stations
Kidderminster Station

Revenue Protection

Worcester Connections
Passenger Facilities

Dudley Line Reinstatement

Latest News

15 May 2022

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

25 March 2022

The SLUG Annual Public Meeting and AGM will be held on 10 May.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

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 15 May 2022
(Timetables)
The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL

Back to content