Malvern Link railway station

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Malvern Link National Rail
Malvern Link Railway Station.jpg
Location
Place Malvern Link
Local authority Malvern Hills
Grid reference SO782474
Operations
Station code MVL
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*
2011/12 Increase 0.267 million
2012/13 Increase 0.279 million
2013/14 Increase 0.297 million
2014/15 Increase 0.314 million
2015/16 Increase 0.344 million
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Malvern Link from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Malvern Link railway station serves Malvern Link in Worcestershire, England.[1] It is one of two stations serving the town of Malvern, the other being Great Malvern station.[2]

History[edit]

A six-mile railway from Henwick to Malvern Link opened in July 1859; in May 1860 the line was extended onward to Great Malvern and Malvern Wells.[3]

Most of the original station buildings (on the down (eastern) side) had to be demolished in the 1960s after falling into poor repair, though the station house has survived.

Development[edit]

A set of improvements, funded by Worcestershire County Council, Network Rail and the Railway Heritage Trust, was carried out in 2014 to replace the wooden 1960s station building and provide a new entrance to the up platform from Osborne Road. In 2015 these improvements were awarded the Malvern Civic Society's Civic Award.[4][5]

Services[edit]

The station is located on the Cotswold Line and served by London Midland and Great Western Railway.[6] Trains run westbound to Great Malvern & Hereford and eastbound to Worcester Foregate Street; from the latter, destinations served include Birmingham New Street via Bromsgrove, Bristol Temple Meads & Westbury and Whitlocks End via Kidderminster & Birmingham Snow Hill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malvern Link Station". 2010-11-28. Retrieved 2010-12-24. 
  2. ^ "Getting to Malvern - MalvernTrail". 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2010-12-24. 
  3. ^ Simpson (1997). The day the trains came. Gracewing. p. 93. 
  4. ^ "Malvern Link station improvements". Worcestershire County Council. 2013. 
  5. ^ "Link railway station wins top award from Malvern Civic Society". Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Table 71 Network Rail Timetable December 2015

Further reading[edit]

  • Siviter, Roger (1999). British Railways Past and Present: Worcestershire. Kettering: Past & Present Publications Ltd. 
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2004). Worcester to Hereford. Middleton Press. figs. 48-50. ISBN 9781904474388. OCLC 862604858. 

External links[edit]


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Great Malvern   London Midland
Birmingham-Hereford/Great Malvern
  Worcester Foregate Street
  London Midland
Hereford-Dorridge
 
  Great Western Railway
Cotswold Line
 
  Great Western Railway
Great Malvern - Bristol
 
Disused railways
Great Malvern
Line and station open
  Great Western Railway
Worcester and Hereford Railway
  Newland Halt
Line open, station closed

Coordinates: 52°07′31″N 2°19′10″W / 52.125150°N 2.319403°W / 52.125150; -2.319403