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Constructed by the Great Western Railwaythe short and steeply inclined branch originally carried both passenger traffic from nearby Stourbridge Junction to the terminus at Free Town and freight to the Amblecote Goods Depot at Stourbridge Basin. Pay-in machine in our branch Our in branch pay-in machine lets you: pay in cash notes only and cheques, check your balance, make payments or transfers, unlock or change your PIN, during opening hours.
After departure, the branch peels away from the main line, as seen in the left of this photo.
It briefly closed between April and February due to the First World War but has otherwise remained open since. Although the branch line was originally double-tracked, after the two tracks were worked as two parallel single lines, with the non-passenger track used for freight workings beyond the station over a bridge across Foster Street a bridge rebuilt in then subsequently demolished in after the goods branch closed towards the Stourbridge Basin.
stourridge The branch opened for passenger traffic on 1 August and for goods traffic on 1 January The experiment has been sufficiently successful to the extent that the Sunday service in June was included in both the Network Rail printed timetables and Internet site, and now runs on a permanent basis. However, the line is currently worked by the 'One Train Working' system with a train staff as authority to occupy the line, and there are no working als.
Until the redevelopment of the bus station inthe bridge abutment remained visible in Foster Street. Passenger volume[ edit ] These are the passenger figures on the line from the year beginning April to the year beginning April The Great Western Railway used both autotrains and one of the early railcars on this route, and in December the route began being used to test the Parry People Movera highly energy-efficient railcar, to provide the Sunday service.
Rail traffic on the line[ edit ] Parry People Mover approaching Stourbridge Town on 12 March The line has been used several times as the test route for new types of small rail transport. Press reports in August marked the milestone of half a million passengers having been passed, and indicate substantial growth rates and reliability levels comparable to the Docklands Light Railway ; a new depot could consolidate this early success.
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The station and branch were listed for closure under the Beeching Axebut were later delisted in The line was controlled by traditional semaphore als until at leastlater than the adjacent main line. The goods branch closed in Book a mortgage appointment Saturday opening This branch is open on a Saturday to chta you get the best from your.
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