COMMUTERS will benefit from a revised timetable on the shuttle service that connects Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town.

The new timetable, which comes into effect on Sunday (March 2), will substantially improve connection times with London Midland services departing from Stourbridge Junction station.

Terry Oliver, London Midland’s head of route for Snow Hill services, said: “We made a number of changes to the Snow Hill lines timetable in December 2013, implementing an hourly stop at Hartlebury for the first time in almost 50 years, and an improved service linking Solihull and Stratford upon Avon.

“The impact of these timetable amendments was that it changed the arrival and departure time of services at Stourbridge Junction, which meant passengers using the connecting shuttle service having to wait longer than the usual two to three minutes.

“We listened to feedback from our passengers and acted quickly to rewrite and implement a revised timetable that provides a better connection to services on the Snow Hill line”.

Rob Hebron, chairman of the Stourbridge Line User Group (SLUG), said: “We are delighted that London Midland has revised the timetable and commend the team behind this decision for being customer-focused and proactive.

“The company has also taken on board our suggestion to improve links between bus and train services early on Saturday mornings, so this really is a win-win situation for the people of Stourbridge."

Customers are advised to check the new timetable online before travelling at