SLUG Response to West Midlands Rail Franchise Consultation
The Stourbridge Line User Group has been heavily involved with producing a response to the West Midlands Rail Consultation document. The implications of this consultation, on which the Department for Transport will decide the best franchise regional train operator, are enormous. The process is much more than asking for service improvements, it is framing SLUG campaigns in a persuasive way. By the time of submission on 16 March, the SLUG document underwent seven revisions after thorough and thoughtful debate.
Preparation for the SLUG response has involved attendance at various liaison events including presentations at Worcester County Hall and Birmingham Council House. Other stakeholders at these meetings have included fraternal Rail User Groups, Centro officers and Worcestershire County Councillors. In addition, SLUG attended a public consultation event at Birmingham Snow Hill station which enabled us to discuss our aspirations with a member of the DfT-led franchising team.
To view the SLUG response to the consultation, please click on the button below.