Pre Metro Operations Ltd

Shuttle Passenger Numbers on the Rise…Again!

Stourbridge Town platform

The Stourbridge Shuttle has been celebrating after it broke it’s own record for passenger numbers for the sixth successive year.

In the year-to-end May 2016, approximately 600,000 journeys were made on the Stourbridge branch line – the highest number to date. It represents an increase of 27% over the first full year of operation (to May 2011).

A total of over 3.5 million passengers have used the innovative link since the service was initiated in 2009 using the two LPG/flywheel-powered railcars, produced locally in Cradley Heath by Parry People Movers.

Annual approximate passenger numbers for the Stourbridge Shuttle operation:

2011 – 471,000

2012 – 481,000

2013 – 527,000

2014 – 553,000

2015 – 595,000

2016 – 600,000

(all figures relate to the year-ending in May)