Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove Station-Colour-Rail

Bromsgrove station serves the traditional market town of Bromsgrove in the Bromsgrove district of Worcestershire.

This bustling town was first documented in the 9th Century and still holds an outdoor market every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. The town is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and nestles at the foot of the Lickey Hills.

The station is in the Aston Fields suburb of the town. It is staffed and is served by West Midlands Railway on the Cross-City Line some 15 miles southwest of Birmingham New Street. Services also run to Worcester and Hereford.

The original station was opened in 1840. The adjacent works played a significant role in the development of locomotive engineering as the challenges of working the Lickey incline were overcome (see this short history). The station was remodelled in 2016 as part of the extension of the electrified Cross-City service. The new station is unusual in being built and owned by West Midlands Rail Executive. It is now a key park & ride station for the surrounding area.

The station is fully accessible and has a RADAR key accessible toilet.

Community Rail Activity

It is hoped that the station will be adopted by a group formed under the umbrella of Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful. An outline plan has been reached to have information for visitors displayed on the station fencing, to have planters on the station platforms, and to consider permanent artwork installations on the approach roads.

Bromsgrove may also be the pilot station for Stations Neighbours in conjunction with No 3a Coffee House, The Ladybird Inn, and the Travelodge Bromsgrove.

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Rail User Group

BARRUP – Bromsgrove And Redditch Rail User Partnership – is represented on the Steering Group of the CRP. The local representative for the station for Community Rail matters is Tony Woodward.

The statue of poet A E Housman on Bromsgrove High Street

The statue of poet A E Housman on Bromsgrove High Street

Other Stations on this Line
Links

Bromsgrove Station on Wikipedia

Transport links

West Midlands Railway

West Midlands Rail Executive

BARRUP

Keep Bromsgrove Beautiful

Diamond buses 42 / 43, and 145 / 145A stop at the station

Kev’s Cars and Coaches 147 and 318 stop at the station

Businesses local to the station (a selection all serving food)

No 3a Coffee House

The Ladybird Inn

Red & White Polish Bistro

Aston House (Chinese)

Zinga Indian Restaurant

Ascotts

Fuso

Banners

Travelodge Bromsgrove (accommodation only)

There are many more businesses in the town itself (around 30 minutes walk from the station)

Tourist destinations within reach of the station

The station is at the foot of the Lickey Incline

Norton Collection Museum

The Housman Trail

The Bromsgrove Festival takes place in June & July

The Avoncroft Museum can be reached by bus from the station

The Tardebigge Locks can be reached by bus from the station

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