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Great Malvern
The Hereford-bound platform at Great Malvern railway station
Location
PlaceGreat Malvern
Local authorityMalvern Hills
Operations
Station codeGMV
Managed byLondon Midland
Platforms in use2
Live arrivals/departures and station information
from National Rail
Annual rail passenger usage
2004/05 *  0.374 million
2005/06 *11px 0.392 million
2006/07 *11px 0.405 million
2007/08 *11px 0.385 million
2008/09 *11px 0.451 million
National Rail - UK railway stations
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* Annual passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Great Malvern from Office of Rail Regulation statistics.
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Great Malvern railway station serves the line between Worcester and Hereford. It is situated close to the centre of Great Malvern, England. It is one of two stations serving the town of Malvern, the other being Malvern Link station. The station retains much of its original Victorian station design.

Architecture and historyEdit

Great Malvern station was opened by the Worcester & Hereford Railway in 1860 and the present buildings by architect E. W. Elmslie were completed in 1862. It was later absorbed by the Great Western Railway. The buildings are in local Malvern Rag stone and follow a French Gothic theme. A particular feature of the station are the awning pillar capitals on both platforms. They are decorated with high relief mouldings depicting different arrangements of flowers and foliage. [1]

The station celebrated its 150th birthday on 23 May 2010 with the unveiling of a plaque and a special train[2][3]

ServicesEdit

The station is served by two train operating companies: London Midland (who manage the station) and First Great Western. London Midland operate services to Birmingham New Street and Hereford. First Great Western operate services to London Paddington via the Cotswold Line and Oxford and to Taunton, Brighton, Portsmouth and Weymouth via Bristol Temple Meads. There was previously a branch line to Evesham via Tewkesbury which was closed just prior to the Beeching cuts.

Preceding station 12px National Rail Following station
Malvern Link   London Midland
Birmingham-Hereford
  Colwall
Malvern Link   First Great Western
Cotswold Line
  Colwall
Disused railways
Terminus style="background:#Template:MR colour; border-top:solid 1px gray; " |   Tewkesbury and Malvern Railway
Midland Railway
style="background:#Template:MR colour;border-top:solid 1px gray; " |   Malvern Hanley Road
Line and station closed

FacilitiesEdit

There is a ticket office and "Lady Foley's Tea-room", an award-winning cafe[4] on the eastbound platform.

On the westbound platform, 'Whistlestop Stores'a shop supplying arts and crafts materials, run by adults with learning disabilities

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Railway Station Gallery
  2. Malvern Worcester 150th Anniversary Official website
  3. "Worcestershire railway stations mark 150 years" 23 May 2010 Retrieved 23 May 2010
  4. Worcester News, 8 September 2000

Template:Transport in Worcestershire Template:Worcestershire railway stations Coordinates: 52°06′32″N 2°19′05″W / 52.109°N 2.318°W / 52.109; -2.318nl:Station Great Malvern

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