Tyseley Closure - Stourbridge Line User Group

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Service Changes from 20 to 23 June
The railway line between Birmingham Snow Hill and Tyseley will be closed between Monday 20 and Thursday 23 June to enable major track work to be undertaken to improve passenger journeys for the Commonwealth Games.  The work will overhaul switches and crossings - moving sections of track which allow trains to access and leave the train maintenance depot at Tyseley in Birmingham.

As a result, all West Midlands Railway services on the Stourbridge line will operate at the same times but will only operate to and from Birmingham Snow Hill.  Birmingham Moor Street station will be closed over these four days to enable it to be deep cleaned.

Chiltern Railway will operate the services at 0641 from Stourbridge Junction and 0807 from Kidderminster but these will also terminate at Snow Hill,  The 0716 service from Stourbridge Junction will not operate.  In the evening, the only Chiltern service to operate over the line will be the 2315 departure from Snow Hill to Stourbridge Junction.
East of Birmingham, services will operate as follows.

  • Hourly service between Spring Road and Stratford-upon-Avon via Whitlocks End.
  • Hourly service between Acocks Green and Stratford-upon-Avon via Dorridge.
  • Hourly off-peak service between Dorridge and Marylebone increasing to half hourly in the morning and evening peaks.

Replacement bus services will operate from Snow Hill.

The West Midlands Railway press release may be read by clicking on the link below.
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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