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Connecting stations to their communities

Community Rail

Connecting stations to their communities

Great Malvern


The Grade II listed Great Malvern station serves the Victorian spa town of Great Malvern in the Malvern Hills district of Worcestershire.

The origins of the settlements which now make up the town can be traced back to the Iron and Bronze Ages, though it was the arrival of the Priory in 1085 which started the development of the village which became the spa town in the Victorian era.

The station is staffed and is situated on the Cotswold Line between London and Hereford. The station was opened in 1860, and retains most of its original Victorian design by the architect Edmund Wallace Elmslie. Lady Foley’s tearooms is named after Lady Emily Foley, a great benefactress of the town and user of the station. See Tim Dunn’s 2019 visit to the station on UKTV’s series The Architecture The Railways Built

The current operator is WMR who run services between Hereford and the West Midlands through the station, augmented by GWR’s Hereford – London and Great Malvern to Gloucester services.

Level access is available to both platforms. An accessible toilet is available when the station is staffed.

Community Rail Activity

The Friends of Malvern Railway Group is part of the Malvern Civic Society and acts as the umbrella group for the station adoption volunteers.

There is currently interest in creating a “Technology Station” in one of the rooms at the station. More details to follow.

The StitchTrain GWR IET can be seen here

Why not join us?

If you would like to be involved with your local station, then do get in touch below.
Get Involved

Rail User Group

Cotswold Line Promotion Group (member of the CRP Steering Group). 

Colin Major is the representative for the station on the CRP Steering Group.

A view from the Worcestershire Beacon towards Malvern town

A view from the Worcestershire Beacon towards Malvern town

Other Stations on the Cotswold and Malvern Line

Great Malvern Station on Wikipedia

The Architecture The Railways Built

Transport links

GWR Plan your journey

LMS Travel 42 – Malvern circular

First Worcestershire 44 Great Malvern – Worcester

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

Lady Foley’s Tearoom – platform 1 at the station

The Willows – at the top of the station approach

There are many more businesses in the town itself (around 10 minutes walk from the station)

Tourist destinations within reach of the station

St Ann’s Well

Great Malvern Priory

The Theatres

Malvern Museum

Malvern Hills

The Elgar Route


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