The Stourbridge Town train shuttle is back from Monday.

Passengers will be welcomed back onto the branch line next week (w/c Mon 22 Feb) following the completion of improvement works.

The line, which connects Stourbridge Town and Stourbridge Junction stations, was suspended for a fortnight while the small trains which serve the route were repainted.

The trains have also had passenger grab rails repainted and have been deep-cleaned. Some seating has also been temporarily removed to aid social distancing on board.

During the closure Network Rail has also inspected the track, removed graffiti and cleared vegetation along the line, which at less than a mile long is believed to be the shortest branch line in Europe.

Jonny Wiseman, customer experience director for West Midlands Railway, said: These works will mean a more pleasant journey on what is a truly unique route.

"I hope our customers making essential journeys enjoy the refreshed interiors on these much-loved trains and we look forward to welcoming more passengers on board when the time is right."

The Town line is due to shut again from Tuesday, March 9, to Friday, March 12, for extra track work.

West Midlands Railway is reminding passengers to follow the Government’s “Stay At Home” advice and to only make essential journeys.

Passengers must also wear a face covering when on board the train, unless exempt for medical reasons.