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News and Comment
We hope that you will find this page informative. It will be updated on a regular basis and will include articles supplied by the train companies and transport authorities with the appropriate links for detail. This is where you will find reports from SLUG officers and information on the Group’s activities including notice of meetings.
The scope of news coverage will be any matter relating to Stourbridge Line stations, trains and performance and also bus links to the line. We will comment on events and developments and offer constructive criticism where appropriate.

DISCLAIMER. The opinions expressed on this page by the Stourbridge Line User Group are not necessarily the views of the authors who have provided the original material from where articles have been sourced. We would respectfully request that no statements are extracted from this website and quoted out of context. For our part, we will acknowledge all known references outside the domain of the membership.
News Archive
An Archive of all other News Items posted on this site since 2009
1 January 2020
The End Of The Year (Non) Show
23 June 2020
Kidderminster Station Building Opened
14 July 2020
Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership launches initiatives
26 August 2020
Timetable Improvements from 6 September
16 October 2020
Stourbridge Junction Pipped in World Cup of Stations
20 October 2020
Timetable Reductions From 26 October 2020
5 December 2020
SLUG Christmas Quiz - Name the TV Show
1 February 2021
Stourbridge Town branch closed from 8-22 February for improvement works
20 February 2021
Engineering Works affecting Stourbridge line services in March 2021
26 April 2021
Improved Stourbridge line services from 16 May
6 May 2021
Stourbridge Line Public Meeting on 11 May
23 May 2021
A Great British Railway?
28 July 2021
Reduced West Midlands Railway Timetable Introduced From 2 August
29 August 2021
Increased West Midlands Railway Timetable Introduced From 30 August
7 October 2021
Worcestershire County Council Launches Blakedown Station Car Park Consultation
31 October 2021
SLUG Statement On The Current State Of Services
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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