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23 February 2012
View taken from Tipton Road towards Dudley, with Dudley Castle in the background.  The Dudley railway site was to the left of the photo.  In the plans for the Brierley Hill to Wednesbury Metro line, the Metro would divert from the heavy rail route by heading straight ahead and up Castle Hill into Dudley Bus Station, with a provisional stop at Station Drive (close to the large building to the left of the photo).  The Dudley Innovation Centre is planned to be built on the far side of the line.
25 March 2017
The same location as the previous photo after track clearance.
13 September 2020
The same location as the previous photo.  The site has been cleared and the retention wall separating the Metro from the Innovation Centre has been built.  Sleepers have arrived on site, probably to build the Innovation Centre test track.
4 April 2021
The same location as the previous photo.  The steelwork for the Innovation Centre has been erected.
14 May 2022
The same location as the previous photo.  Access roads to the Innovation Centre are being built.
23 February 2012
View taken from the railway bridge at the bottom of Castle Hill of the site of the former Dudley railway station, latterly a Freightliner terminal.  The line onwards towards Walsall can be seen through the trees.  The Dudley Innovation Centre is planned to be built on the left hand side of the line.
17 March 2017
 The same location as the previous photo after track clearance.
13 September 2020
The same location as the previous photo.  A retention wall has been built to separate the Metro line from the Dudley Innovation Centre.  The Metro will go up the slope to the left of the wall while the Innovation Centre will be to the right of the wall.
4 April 2021
The same location as the previous photo.  The steelwork for the Innovation Centre has been erected and track through Dudley Tunnel has been laid.
18 July 2021
The same location as the previous photo.  The Innovation Centre is taking shape.
14 May 2022
The same location as the previous photo.  The Innovation Centre is nearing completion.
23 February 2012
View taken from the opposite side of the road of the line towards Stourbridge Junction approaching Dudley Tunnel.
25 March 2017
The same location as the previous photo after track clearance.
13 September 2020
The same location as the previous photo.  Work to prepare the trackbed for the Innovation Centre has commenced.
4 April 2021
The same location as the previous photo.  The track through Dudley Tunnel has been laid with a turnout at the approach to the Innovation Centre.
14 May 2022
The same location as the previous photo.  The track through Dudley Tunnel has been laid with a turnout at the approach to the Innovation Centre.
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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