March Service Changes - Stourbridge Line User Group

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Engineering Works affecting Stourbridge line services in March 2021
Engineering works on other parts of the West Midlands rail network will indirectly affect services along the Stourbridge line during March.

Saturday 6 March to Friday 12 March inclusive
The Stourbridge Town branch will be closed for these seven days to complete improvements to the track along the branch.  Replacement bus services will be in operation.
From Monday 8 March
Chiltern Railways is introducing an extra service
  • 08.07 Kidderminster to Birmingham Moor Street
West Midlands Railway is reinstating the following services
  • 14:45 Birmingham Snow Hill to Kidderminster
  • 15:13 Birmingham Snow Hill to Worcester Foregate Street
  • 15:35 Kidderminster to Dorridge
  • 16:16 Worcester Foregate Street to Dorridge
  • 16:47 Dorridge to Birmingham Snow Hill
  • 17:51 Dorridge to Birmingham Snow Hill

Thursday 11 March
Due to overnight engineering works in the Stourbridge area, the following Chiltern Railways trains are amended as follows:
  • 06.41 Stourbridge Junction - Marylebone will start at Rowley Regis at 06.52.
  • 07.21 Stourbridge Junction - Marylebone will start at Rowley Regis at 07.32.
Passengers travelling from Stourbridge Junction will need to use an earlier alternative West Midlands Trains service between Stourbridge Junction and Rowley Regis.
Saturday 13 March and Sunday 14 March
There will be engineering works between Solihull and Dorridge.  
  • No Chiltern Railways services will operate along the Stourbridge line on these two days.  
  • West Midlands Railway services to Stratford-upon-Avon via Shirley and to Whitlocks End will operate as normal.
  • West Midlands Railway services to Stratford-upon-Avon or Leamington Spa via Soliihull and to Dorridge will terminate at Birmingham Snow Hill.

Sunday 21 March
Engineering works will be taking place on the route through Bromsgrove.
  • West Midlands Railway services along the Stourbridge line will operate as normal.
  • West Midlands services from Birmingham New Street to Hereford, which normally operate via Bromsgrove, will operate from Birmingham Snow Hill and run non-stop along the Stourbridge line.  
  • CrossCountry services from Edinburgh to Plymouth and Nottingham to Cardiff will also operate non-stop along the line.

Sunday 28 March
Engineering works will be taking place on the route through Bromsgrove.
  • West Midlands Railway services along the Stourbridge line will operate as normal.
  • West Midlands services from Birmingham New Street to Hereford, which normally operate via Bromsgrove, will operate from Birmingham Snow Hill and run non-stop along the Stourbridge line.
Latest News

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.

29 August 2021

West Midlands Railway is reintroducing the Snow Hill line services that were withdrawn on 2 August with effect from 30 August.  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.

28 July 2021

West Midlands Railway is introducing a reduced timetable on Snow Hill line services from 2 August.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

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.

15 May 2021

Timetable changes take effect on Sunday 16 May 2021.  Full timetable details can be found on the Timetables page, with updated departure boards posted on each individual station's page.

26 April 2021

West Midlands Railway has announced an improved timetable for the Stourbridge line from 16 May.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

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.

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.

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 31 October 2021
(News and Comment)
The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL

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