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23 February 2012
View taken from Tudor Court towards Dudley.  The line linking the South Staffordshire line with Dudley Port High Level station diverged in the background and ran behind the houses on the right.  The estate on the other side of the line was built between 1975 and 1985 and obliterated the trackbed (and embankment) of the link line.
25 March 2017
The same location as the previous photo after track clearance.
23 February 2012
View of the railway bridge in Victoria Road looking towards Park Lane East.  Walsall was to the right and Dudley to the left.  It was this bridge (headroom 13' 0") that was used to convert a WMPTE double-deck bus into open top format in the 1970's.
4 April 2021
The same location as the previous photo.  The railway bridge in Victoria Road was demolished during October 2020.  A new bridge will be built in its place during 2021/2022.
27 February 2022
The same location as the previous photo.  The supports for the new bridge have been erected.
3 November 2022
The same location as the previous photo.  The new bridge in Victoria Road has been installed.
23 February 2012
View of the railway bridge in Sedgley Road East.  The line runs from Dudley on the left towards Walsall to the right.  Victoria Road bridge (in the previous photo) is about 200 yards to the right.  In the plans for the Brierley Hill to Wednesbury Metro line, a stop at Sedgley Road would be situated between the two bridges.
3 September 2020
The same location as the previous photo.  The railway bridge in Sedgley Road East was demolished during August.  A new bridge will be built in its place during 2021/2022.
3 November 2022
Work is proceeding to install the new bridge in Sedgley Road East
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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