RAILWAY AND INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH WEST BLACK COUNTRY

 
 

 

 

 

County Express
incorporating
BRIERLEY HILL, STOURBRIDGE, KIDDERMINSTER & DUDLEY NEWS
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE & EAST WORCESTERSHIRE CHRONICLE


Vol. 1, No. 14 ] SATURDAY, 6th., APRIL, 1867 [ Price 1d.

STOURBRIDGE

"THE STOURBRIDGE EXTENSION RAILWAY:- In accordance with previous announcement the railway was opened on Monday morning for traffic along the whole length from Stourbridge to Birmingham. During the few days that it has been in operation the number of passengers has been considerable, and the convenience and benefit the line will be to the district through which it runs is becoming practically evident. In common with all other junctions we may expect that Stourbridge will become a point at which both up and down trains will suffer a few minutes delay in the waiting for arrivals by the new line. This much has been made evident by the experience of the last few days; but the delays have not been such as to justify anything like a grumble. On Monday evening the opening of the line was celebrated by a public dinner at W.H.Nick's, Cradley Heath, the inhabitants of which anticipate an increase of trade, now that the line is in operation."