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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.
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23 February 2024

Major changes will be made to Stourbridge Line and Stourbridge Town timetables from 2 June.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

12 November 2023

Recent photos of activity along the Metro route from Great Bridge to Dudley have been added to the Walsall Line section of the website.

5 October 2023

The Prime Minister has announced additional transport funding for the Midlands using funds previously allocated for HS2 phase 2.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

2 September 2023

The Ticket Office Closures Consultation closed on Friday 1 September 2023.  However, the parliamentary petition remains open until 18 October.  For full details, please click on the link at the top of the home page.

18 July 2023

SLUG has responded to the Ticket Office Closures consultation.  Full details may be read in the Consultations section.

16 July 2023

SLUG strongly opposes the Government's proposals to close all ticket offices in England.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

20 May 2023

Great Western Railway has increased its service between Worcester to Bristol from every two hours to hourly, thus improving connections from the Stourbridge line.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

20 May 2023

Stourbridge line timetables change significantly from tomorrow.  Full timetables and departure boards have been posted on this website under the "Timetables" and "Stations" tabs.

14 April 2023

Stourbridge line timetables will change significantly from 21 May.  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
21 March 2024

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

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