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.
Lift access is available to both platforms.
June 2020: WMR is allowing existing station adoption groups to return to work at WMR stations, and is encouraging new groups to be formed once more. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no formal Community Rail activity at the station though the Cotswold Line Promotion Group promotes the services through it. Connections have been made with The Arches Project, a DCMS/ Arts Council funded project to regenerate the row of arches between the station and the river.
However, the station does have the Movement Gallery on Platform 2, an artist-led space which was enabled by ACoRP, now the Community Rail Network, and which has been in place since 2010.
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.
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)
There are many more businesses on Foregate Street and in the city.
For details, see www.visitworcester.co.uk
Tourist destinations within reach of the station
The Movement Gallery on Platform 2
The Hive (public library)
The Commandery – Civil War HQ
Worcester Warriors Rugby Club (bus connections on match days)
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