Birmingham to Worcester via Bromsgrove Line

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Birmingham to Worcester via Bromsgrove Line
Birmingham-Worcester rail routes.png
Map of the Birmingham-Worcester lines. (Not to scale.)
Type Suburban rail, Heavy rail
System National Rail
Status Operational
Locale Worcestershire
West Midlands
West Midlands (region)
Owner Network Rail
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 12 in) standard gauge
Birmingham to Worcester via Bromsgrove Line
Cross Country Route
Birmingham New Street
Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line
Central Goods
Granville Street
Five Ways
Church Road
Somerset Road
Selly Oak
Cadbury Railway and Wharf
Lifford Wharf branch
Camp Hill Line
Kings Norton
Halesowen Railway
Barnt Green
Cross-City Line
M42 motorway
Lickey Incline
Cross Country Route
Stoke Works
M5 motorway
Birmingham to Worcester via Kidderminster Line
Droitwich Spa
Worcester (North) Parkway (Proposed)
Fernhill Heath
Blackpole Halt
Ashwood Halt
Worcester Triangle
Worcester Foregate Street
Worcester Shrub Hill
Cotswold Line

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:[1]


Passenger services are provided by London Midland. Currently one train per hour runs between Birmingham New Street and Worcester 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.[1]