Great Malvern railway station
|Local authority||Malvern Hills|
|Managed by||London Midland|
|Number of platforms||2|
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Great Malvern railway station serves the line between Worcester and Hereford. It is situated close to the centre of Great Malvern, England. It is one of two stations serving the town of Malvern, the other being Malvern Link station. The station retains most of its original Victorian station design by the architect E. W. Elmslie and is a Grade II listed building.
Architecture and history
Great Malvern station was opened by the Worcester & Hereford Railway in 1860 and the present buildings by architect E. W. Elmslie were completed in 1862. It was later absorbed by the Great Western Railway. The buildings are in local Malvern Rag stone and follow a French Gothic theme. A particular feature of the station are the awning pillar capitals on both platforms. They are decorated with high relief mouldings depicting different arrangements of flowers and foliage.
The station celebrated its 150th birthday on 23 May 2010 with the unveiling of a plaque and a special train. An additional part of this celebration was the reinstatement of some of the highly decorated lighting columns around the cab road at the front of the station.
The station is served by two train operating companies: London Midland (who manage the station) and First Great Western. London Midland operate services to Birmingham New Street via Worcester and Hereford every hour and also some services to Birmingham Snow Hill via Kidderminster and Stourbridge Junction.
First Great Western operate a roughly hourly service to London Paddington via the Cotswold Line and Oxford (some of which run to/from Hereford) and every two hours (except Sundays) to Bristol Temple Meads via Gloucester. Many Bristol services continue onwards to Westbury & Weymouth, with one through service to & from Brighton.
There is a ticket office and "Lady Foley's Tea-room", an award-winning cafe on the northbound platform.
- The Railway Station Gallery
- Malvern Worcester 150th Anniversary Official website
- "Worcestershire railway stations mark 150 years" 23 May 2010 Retrieved 23 May 2010
- GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 71 (Network Rail)
- GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Tables 123 & 126 (Network Rail)
- Worcester News, 8 September 2000
- Siviter, Roger (1999). British Railways Past and Present - Worcestershire. Kettering: Past & Present Publications. ISBN 1-85895-161-5.
- Dray, Glynis; Perkins, Steve (2010). Great Malvern Station. Barnards Green, Malvern: Glynis Dray & Steve Perkins.
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|First Great Western
|First Great Western
Great Malvern - Bristol and beyond
|Terminus||Tewkesbury and Malvern Railway
|Malvern Hanley Road
Line and station closed