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Worcester Foregate Street


Worcester Foregate Street station is at the heart of the City of Worcester in the Worcester district of Worcestershire.

Built around the crossing of the River Severn, there have been settlements on the site since the Bronze Age. Medieval Worcester Cathedral houses royal tombs, a crypt and cloisters, whilst The Commandery museum traces this building’s evolution from the Middle Ages through England’s Civil War to the 1950s. The timber-framed Tudor House Museum focuses on life in Tudor and 17th-century Worcester, with displays on traditional brewing and weaving.

The station is staffed and is situated on the Cotswold Line between London and Hereford. The station was opened in 1860, and is unusual in having two bi-directional lines each serving a different route to the east.

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

The Cotswold Line Railcard can be bought at this station.

PlusBus is available from this station

Lift access is available to both platforms.

Community Rail Activity

Friends of Foregate Street was set up in 2022 by Sunil de Sayrah to develop community and artistic engagement at the Station. With the support of West Midlands Trains, a “What’s On in Worcester” noticeboard was installed in the Waiting Room on Platform 2 and we have several other plans in play to transform the station into a colourful, lively and exciting space.

If you are interested in joining us or just finding out more please contact Sunil at

Friends of Foregate Street Worcester

The Cotswold Line Promotion Group promotes the services through it.

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.

Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral

Other Stations on the Cotswolds and Malvern Line

Worcester Foregate Street Station on Wikipedia

Stations as Places prospectus

Transport links



First Worcestershire 36 Worcester – Warndon – Royal Hospital, 36 Worcester – Bevere, 144 Worcester – Birmingham

Kev’s Coaches – 355 Worcester-Droitwich


All stop immediately outside the station entrance on Foregate Street.

Worcester Crowngate Bus Station is 5 mins walk away.

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

Café Loco – Platform 1 (in an old signal box)

Waylands Yard Café

HanBao Burger Shop

Fuego Italian

Costa Coffee

Valentino’s Italian restaurant

There are many more businesses on Foregate Street and in the city.
For details, see

Tourist destinations within reach of the station

The Movement Gallery on Platform 2

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

The Hive (public library)

Greyfriar’s House

Tudor House

Worcester Cathedral

The Guildhall

The Commandery – Civil War HQ

Museum of Royal Worcester

Worcester Racecourse

Worcestershire County Cricket Ground

Worcester Warriors Rugby Club (bus connections on match days)

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