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.
The Friends of Malvern Railway Group is part of the Malvern Civic Society. Although its focus is on the history of the station and associated railways, it is hoped that they will be the umbrella group for the station adoption volunteers.
Plans for the station include planters and gardening work; conservation work on the buildings, the clock, and the Worm (linking the station to the former hotel), an interpretation room, and building better transport links to the town centre. The Friends also hold a photographic archive which they wish to make more widely available.
Why not join us?
If you would like to be involved with your local station, then do get in touch below.
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
Businesses local to the station (a selection all serving food)
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
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