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The following rail services operate in Worcestershire:

right arrow grey London Midland
right arrow grey Cross Country Trains
right arrow grey First Great Western
right arrow grey Chiltern Railways
right arrow grey Severn Valley Railway

Individual trains may serve only part of a route, while stopping patterns vary throughout the day. The frequency guide refers to Mondays to Saturday between 0800 and 1800 approx. There are fewer trains in the early mornings, evenings and on Sundays.

For the official source of information on rail information, UK train times, timetables, journey planner, railcards and up to date service information contact National Rail Enquiries on their website or telephone: 08457 48 49 50.

London Midland

Hereford - Great Malvern - Worcester - Bromsgrove - Birmingham New Street.

Every hour between Hereford and Birmingham.

Stratford upon Avon - Wythall - Birmingham Moor Street/Snow Hill.

An hourly train service is operated on this line, with most trains continuing from Birmingham to Stourbridge.  

Great Malvern - Worcester - Kidderminster - Birmingham Snow Hill/Moor Street.

Approximately a half - hourly train service runs from Worcester, with four trains per hour from Kidderminster. Only certain trains start from Great Malvern. Trains usually continue from Birmingham to Shirley or Solihull & Dorridge.

Redditch - Birmingham New Street - Lichfield Trent Valley.

Every 30 minutes.

You can get more information on the London midland website.

Cross Country Trains

Cardiff Central - Cheltenham - Ashchurch - Bromsgrove - Birmingham New Street.

Hourly service, but only a few trains call at Bromsgrove or Ashchurch for Tewkesbury.

Please check timetable for details on the Cross Country Trains website.

First Great Western

Hereford - Great Malvern - Worcester - Evesham - Oxford - London Paddington.

12-15 trains daily (including Sundays) from Worcester. Many run to/from Great Malvern and Hereford.

Great Malvern - Worcester - Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester - Bristol Temple Meads.

Every two hours. find out more on the First Great Western website.

Chiltern Railways

Kidderminster - Blakedown - Hagley - Birmingham – London Marylebone.

Five trains per day from Kidderminster, Blakedown and Hagley stations direct to London Marylebone. Additional trains start from Birmingham. For more information visit the Chiltern Railways Website.

Severn Valley Railway

Operates steam and diesel trains between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, daily April to October and limited service at other times.

For information telephone 01299 403816, or go onto the Severn Valley Railway Website.

Changes to rail timetables

The National Rail Timetable runs from the second Monday in December each year, in line with railways in the rest of Europe. The timetable changes a twice a year in May and December.

The next timetable change date will be Sunday 14th May 2012.

In addition to these dates there may be changes in connection with engineering works which may affect weekend services and services over Easter or Christmas.

Details of timetable changes in connection with engineering works will be available on the individual train companies websites or from the National Rail Enquiries website, visit National Rail.

Engineering Works

Engineering works take place at many places on the rail network especially at weekends.  Please check travel details if you plan to travel on weekends.

For further details, visit National Rail.

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External websites

  • National Rail Enquiries
    A portal into UK rail travel
    including train company information, train times and fares.
  • Network Rail
    The website of a company who run, maintain and develop Britain’s tracks.
  • The Trainline
    The UKs Number 1 independent rail ticket retailer online.
  • Transport Direct
    A website full of Live travel news, journey planning, train times and more.

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This page was last reviewed 24 May 2013 at 14:30.
The page is next due for review 20 November 2014.