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Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership Launches Initiatives
Since its instigation last November, the Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership has been busy promoting initiatives to involve local communities in the improvements of local stations and services.  The following may be of interest to you.
Backtrack Anti-Trespass Competition

The CRP is backing a national competition, aimed at 11-18 year olds, to create a short film, script, storyboard or song to warn others of the danger of trespassing on the railway.  There are 21 great prizes in 6 Categories, and there are 3 spot prizes for entrants from Worcestershire.  The top prizes up for grabs include 6 GoPro Hero8 bundles.  For more details, click on the logo above.
Stitch Train Worcestershire

The CRP is looking for volunteer stitchers to create two 11.5m long Community Artworks featuring trains.  18 tapestry train artworks will be produced for display at stations in Worcestershire during the autumn.  After display, all the trains will be linked together to form two massive trains – each 11.5m long – to be exhibited in the first instance at the Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership Anniversary event in November.  Each volunteer will be sent a free kit in the post with all that is needed to create one of the individual tapestry pieces which will be combined to form first the station artwork and then the full trains. The trains featured will be the new Class 196 units being introduced by West Midlands Railway on services in Worcestershire later this year, and the GWR Intercity Express Trains which now run on the Cotswold Line.  Full instructions are included so even those totally new to stitching can feel confident that they will produce artwork to be proud of.  Finished tapestries need to be returned by Friday 4 September.  For more details, click on the photo above.
Scenic Rail Britain

All four of the lines within Worcestershire are now on Scenic Rail Britain.  It is hoped that there will be a competition to name each of the northern three in conjunction with Visit Worcestershire during August.  We will update this webpage when we receive further information.  The Scenic Britain webpage can be viewed by clicking on the photo above.
Latest News

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 27 September 2020
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The Membership Secretary
Stourbridge Line User Group
46 Sandringham Road
Wordsley
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 5HL

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