Rail is the fastest and most reliable (surface) mode of
transport. In Worcestershire, most of our larger urban areas have a
rail station, which offers a fast and stress free alternative to
driving, particularly if you are going the distance!
Beginning on Sunday July 6th the Redditch line will be closed
and a coach replacement service will be operated. The closure will
last until Sunday August 31st. During these two months trains from
Birmingham will start and finish at Barnt Green. Two replacement
coach services will be operating. One will operate non stop from
Redditch railway station to Longbridge railway station. The second
will operate from Redditch to Alvechurch, Barnt Green and
Because of difficulties accessing Alvechurch railway station
with coaches, the services will stop at the Red Lion pub in central
If you currently drive to Redditch, car parking is available at
Barnt Green (Hewell Road B45 8PA), Longbridge Station (Devon Way
B31 2TS) or King's Norton (Station Road, B38 8SN). Construction
works are taking place at Bromsgrove station and car parking there
is restricted. It is not recommended to drive to Bromsgrove.
The line is closed to allow Network Rail to build a new line and
to complete the works at Alvechurch station. If you are a regular
user of the line you will have seen these works taking place during
2014. In December 2014 a new timetable will be introduced on the
Redditch line with three trains per hour, rather than the familiar
two trains per hour.
Full details of replacement coach times and train service
details can be found at the London Midland and on the
National Rail Enquiries
Worcestershire County Council has also been informed that
Diamond will be operating additional buses on route 146 (Redditch -
Alvechurch - King's Norton - Birmingham) during the period of the
railway line closure.
The Rail Services page gives more information on
the different trains services that pass through the Worcestershire
rail network with links to more information.
Throughout Worcestershire you can find a range of train
stations, the Rail Stations page contains more information
about the different stations and their facilities.
Rail User Groups
The Rail User Groups page contains information on
different groups of people who review and make sure that as a
passenger you get the most out of a train journeys experience.
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This page was last reviewed 31 July 2014 at 13:50.
The page is next due for review 27 January 2016.