Droitwich Spa railway station

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Droitwich Spa National Rail
Droitwich Spa station, looking south - geograph.org.uk - 961931.jpg
Place Droitwich Spa
Local authority Wychavon
Grid reference SO892633
Station code DTW
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2010/11 Decrease 0.466 million
- Interchange  Increase 61,928
2011/12 Increase 0.489 million
- Interchange  Decrease 52,013
2012/13 Increase 0.518 million
- Interchange  Increase 60,018
2013/14 Increase 0.539 million
- Interchange  Increase 66,819
2014/15 Decrease 0.533 million
- Interchange  Increase 71,300
Key dates Opened 1852 (1852)
National RailUK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Droitwich Spa from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Droitwich Spa railway station serves the town of Droitwich Spa in Worcestershire, England. It is located just to the south-west of Droitwich Spa Junction of the Worcester to Leamington Spa Line and the Worcester to Birmingham New Street Line. The station is managed by London Midland, who also operate all trains serving it.


Droitwich Spa railway station was opened in 1852 (then called simply 'Droitwich') as part of the Oxford-Worcester-Wolverhampton Line by the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway, which was soon to come under the auspices of the Great Western Railway. It was in 1899,[1] when the station was rebuilt by John Corbett, that the 'Spa' suffix was added. The station was linked into the Midland Railway's main line between Birmingham New Street and Gloucester by means of a short branch line to Stoke Works Junction, south of Bromsgrove. This also allowed trains from the Worcester direction to run to New Street (by means of running powers over MR metals) as well as the GWR station at Snow Hill. Originally built as a double line, it was singled in 1969 when Gloucester Power Signal Box took over control of the main line south of Barnt Green.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Stoke Works
Station Closed and Line Open
  Stoke Branch
Great Western Railway
Later British Rail
  Fernhill Heath
Station Closed and Line Open
Cutnall Green Halt
Station Closed and Line Open
  Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Great Western Railway
  Fernhill Heath
Station Closed and Line Open


The service pattern from the station has varied somewhat over the years, particularly after most services via Kidderminster were diverted to New St in 1967 as part of the plans to close Snow Hill (the service via Bromsgrove subsequently becoming peak-hours only). Today though, travellers from the station once again have a choice of stations in Birmingham following the reopening of Snow Hill in 1995 and there are regular services on both routes into the city.

Currently there is an hourly service (Mon - Sat) between New St and Hereford via Bromsgrove that calls here, along with two trains per hour between Snow Hill and Worcester (both stations). The latter continue beyond Snow Hill eastbound to either Whitlocks End or Dorridge, whilst some trains run through to/from Great Malvern. There are also limited extensions to Stratford-upon-Avon and Leamington Spa. The frequency on this line drops to hourly in the evenings.
On Sundays, the Worcester - Snow Hill service runs every hour, continuing eastbound to Shirley and Stratford-upon-Avon, whilst there is only a limited service (five trains each way) between New St and Worcester/Hereford. However, following the December timetable change on 9 December 2012, London Midland will increase the frequency of services to Birmingham New Street to hourly in the afternoon, and bi-hourly in the mornings.[2][3]

As of January 2016 the typical weekday off-peak service from the station is:

Services on the Snow Hill Line are generally served by Class 172 DMUs and services on the Hereford Line are normally served by Class 170s but one diagram is run by a Class 150 DMU.


  1. ^ "Droitwich Spa Railway Station". 
  2. ^ "Dec 2012 timetable change". November 2012. 
  3. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 71

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Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Hartlebury or Kidderminster   London Midland
Birmingham to Worcester via Kidderminster Line
  Worcester Foregate Street
  London Midland
Birmingham to Worcester via Kidderminster Line
  Worcester Shrub Hill
or University
  London Midland
Birmingham to Worcester via Bromsgrove Line
  Worcester Foregate Street
  London Midland
Birmingham to Worcester via Bromsgrove Line
  Worcester Shrub Hill

Coordinates: 52°16′05″N 2°09′29″W / 52.268°N 2.158°W / 52.268; -2.158