Birmingham to Worcester via Bromsgrove Line
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|Birmingham to Worcester via Bromsgrove Line|
Map of the Birmingham-Worcester lines. (Not to scale.)
|Type||Suburban rail, Heavy rail|
West Midlands (region)
|Character||Partially electrified for slow trains Cross City Line but not for fast trains and semi fast which are diesel.|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
The Birmingham-Worcester via Bromsgrove Line is a railway route in the West Midlands of Great Britain, connecting Birmingham to Worcester via Bromsgrove. The most notable feature on the line is the Lickey Incline, between Barnt Green and Bromsgrove.
It is one of two railway routes between Birmingham and Worcester, the other route runs via Kidderminster. The route via Bromsgrove runs into Birmingham New Street, while the route via Kidderminster runs into Birmingham Snow Hill.
The line serves the following places:
Passenger services are provided by London Midland as part of their Birmingham to Hereford service. As of 2016 one train per hour, (with a few peak extras) runs between Birmingham New Street, Worcester and Hereford on this route, calling at University, Bromsgrove, Droitwich Spa, Worcester Foregate Street and/or Worcester Shrub Hill, with most Worcester trains continuing onwards to Hereford via the Cotswold Line. A handful of trains per day also call at Barnt Green.
- GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 71
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