Campaigns - Stourbridge Line User Group

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The Stourbridge Line User Group exists to promote and protect the Birmingham to Worcester Railway which runs through Stourbridge and Kidderminster. Our campaigns are based on these two objectives and progress is measured from the time of the Group’s inception. The Group does not assume to take the credit for all improvements made, but working together with other stakeholders, we can claim to have brought forward :-
Virtual elimination of graffiti on trains
Better station environments
Much better passenger information
New trains
Improvements to Chiltern services to London
New journey opportunities by changing at Galton Bridge
Reinstatement of a single change connection to Birmingham International
Improved Birmingham to Kidderminster frequency
Off-peak and evening services to Hartlebury
SLUG will vigorously pursue its campaigns through various channels and raise its profile to recruit new members. It regularly meets with local government transport authorities and train operators. It will also co-operate with other user groups where there is a common interest.

SLUG will undertake to raise the standards on the Stourbridge Railway Line in the context of the complete journey experience and is pursuing further improvements in the following eight areas.

More details can be read by clicking on the photographs.
Station Staff Availability
Service Improvements
Village Stations
Kidderminster Station

Revenue Protection

Worcester Connections
Passenger Facilities

Dudley Line Reinstatement

Latest News

20 October 2020

West Midlands Railway has announced that it will be introducing a temporary timetable from 26 October which will see further reduced services.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

16 October 2020

Stourbridge Junction has narrowly missed out on being named the station of the year in a poll organised by the Rail Delivery Group.  Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

27 September 2020

A reduced Monday to Friday timetable has been introduced because of the number of services currently being cancelled due to train crew issues.  The temporary timetable can be found on the Timetables page.

26 August 2020

The timetables on the Stourbridge line will be improved from 7 September.   Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

7 August 2020

Improvement works will shortly take place at Hartlebury.  The programme of works will include the extension of both platforms to accommodate the new four-car Class 196 trains, as well as the refurbishment of existing platforms.  The work is scheduled for completion in February 2021.

23 July 2020

The first of the new Class 196 units was out on the Stourbridge line today when it made its first ever test run from Tyseley to Hereford and back.

7 June 2020

The new station building at Kidderminster has been opened.
Full details may be read in the News and Comment section.

23 May 2020

The 10 successful projects from the bids submitted in the first round under the Restore Your railways scheme have been announced by the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps.  A scheme submitted by PMOL for a light rail link between Stourbridge Junction and Brierley Hill was not among the 10 successful bids but PMOL has been asked to provide further details to a subsequent round.
The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL


Site Last Updated on 25 October 2020
(Timetables)
The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL

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