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Connecting stations to their communities

Community Rail

Connecting stations to their communities


Kidderminster station serves the bustling market town of Kidderminster in the Wyre Forest district of Worcestershire.

The former industrial town was made famous by its quality woven carpets and is also notable as the birthplace of Sir Rowland Hill, founder of the Penny Post. It was first mentioned by name in the Domesday Book. A fair was recorded in 1228 and a market in 1240. A Royal Charter was granted in 1636.

The station is staffed and is situated on the line from Droitwich through to the West Midlands. The station opened in 1852. The building opened on the site in 2020 will be the fifth version of the station to serve the town. The most unusual iteration was the mock-Tudor building which served from 1863 to 1968.

The approach to the station is shared with that to the heritage railway station serving the Severn Valley Railway, named Kidderminster Town as it 50 metres closer to the town centre.

The current operator is WMR who run services through the station between Hereford, Great Malvern, Worcester and the West Midlands. Chiltern Railways also run services from the station through to London Marylebone.

Both platforms are accessible – there is a lift to the Worcester-bound platform.

PlusBus is available from this station

Community Rail Activity

The Wyre Forest U3A have adopted the station and are improving and maintaining green spaces around the station, and have plans to install heritage boards informing passengers of Kidderminster’s rich and interesting past.

The StitchTrain Class 196 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.
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Rail User Group

The Stourbridge Line User Group (SLUG), a member of the CRP Steering Group, represents rail users interests at the station.

Tony Woodward represents the station on the CRP Steering Group.

Giraffes at the West Midlands Safari Park

Giraffes at the West Midlands Safari Park

Other Stations on the Wyre Valley Line

Kidderminster Station on Wikipedia

Stations as Places prospectus

Transport links

West Midland Railway

Diamond Buses 10 Kidderminster to Spennells (circular), 42 Kidderminster to Redditch, 125 Bridgnorth – Kidderminster – Stourbridge, 192 Kidderminster to Halesowen

Coniston Coaches 15A / 15C Kidderminster to Stourport (circular), 133 Kidderminster to Droitwich

The bus stops are at the top of the Station Approach


Businesses local to the station

The King & Castle (pub & restaurant) – Kidderminster Town Station

AJs Diner on FaceBook


The Railway Bell (pub) on FaceBook

Station Inn (pub)

Kidderminster Harriers Football Club (7 mins walk)

The Weavers Real Ale House on FaceBook

Captain Cod Restaurant

Many more businesses can be found in the Town Centre (10 mins walk)

Tourist destinations within reach of the station

Severn Valley Railway & Kidderminster Railway Museum

The Museum of Carpet (5 mins walk)

River Stour | Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal (10 mins walk)

West Midland Safari Park (20 min bus journey)

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