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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
23 May 2021
A Great British Railway?
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
7 November 2021
Stourbridge Junction Wins World Cup of Stations
6 December 2021
Timetable Changes From 12 December 2021
2 January 2022
SLUG Christmas Quiz - Name the Television Comedy Show - Answers
24 March 2022
Timetable Changes From 15 May 2022
25 March 2022
SLUG Public Meeting and AGM on 10 May 2022
27 May 2022
Service Changes from 20 to 23 June 2022
12 July 2022
Timetable Changes in December 2022 and May 2023
Latest News

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 12 July 2022
(News and Comment)
The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL

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