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Worcester Shrub Hill station was opened on 5th October 1850

Worcester Foregate Street station was opened on 17th May 1860

Henwick station was opened on 25th July 1859

Bransford Road station was opened on 1st September 1860

Malvern Link station was opened on 25th July 1859

Great Malvern station was opened on 25th May 1860

Malvern Wells station was opened on 25th July 1859

! On 23rd May 2010, government officials, local councillors and various other dignitaries joined local residents to commemorate and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Worcester Foregate Street and Great Malvern stations.
Click here for photographs of that event !

The line from Worcester to the Malvern stations was originally part of the Hereford & Worcester Railway which then became part of the West Midland Railway, then to become absorbed into the GWR, and on 1st January 1948 became Government owned with the all-new British Rail

A painting of Great Malvern Station in the early 1950's
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Read the Wikipedia entry for Great Malvern Railway Station here
and for Worcester Foregate Street,


The line from Great Malvern to Tewkesbury opened on 16th May 1864

Click here to see and read the actual newspaper article which appeared in
EVENING NEWS & TIMES on Monday 1st December 1952, covering the closure
of the Malvern to Aschurch line, which occurred on 29th November 1952.


Click to read the Dec. 1965 article.




In it's restoration, British Rail took the opportunity to re-work the station layout, which included a new booking office, waiting rooms and other facilities for rail travellers.




On 11th April 1986, Great Malvern station was severely damaged by fire.



And this image shows the day of the re-opening of the station by the then Chairman of British Rail, Bob Reid.

This picture was kindly sent to us by Mr


Did You Know...

Famous People to have used Great Malvern station include:

King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth
Charles Darwin

Sir Edward Elgar

Lady Emily Foley Lady of the manor of Great Malvern
Sir Charles Hastings founder of the British Medical Association

Jenny Lind the Swedish Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

As well as World War 11 eminent scientists to the Radar Establishment:
AP Rowe, Sir Bernard Lovell and RAF Chiefs of Staff

* Lieutenant General Sir John Foley is a descendant of Lady Emily Foley and will be participating in the ceremonial anniversary events on 23rd May.

Last Updated: 30th May 2010


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