Foregate Street Station Improvements
The Worcester Foregate Street Station
Enhancements form part of the Worcester Transport Strategy which
seeks to deliver a comprehensive programme of improvements to
transport infrastructure for the area. This investment tackles
existing and future transport challenges, whilst contributing
towards the long-term prosperity of Worcester and south
Worcestershire over the next 20 years.
Introduction to the Worcester Foregate Street Works
Worcester Foregate Street is the busiest
railway station in Worcestershire, accommodating well over a
million rail passengers each year.
The refurbishment of Worcester Foregate Street
Station forms part of the Worcester Transport Strategy, which
involves a package of investment in a wide range of transport
infrastructure and service enhancements. This will deliver benefits
not only locally, but also across the wider region, improving
access and network efficiency for all users travelling into,
through and/or around the City of Worcester transport network. In
particular, this investment will make Worcester more attractive to
business, supporting the local and regional economy. This proposed
investment is essential to enable this important interchange to
continue to perform its strategic role as one of the principal
gateways to the city. As such, the attractiveness of Worcester
Foregate Street is critical to welcome visitors and ensure that the
city remains Open for Business. The Worcester Foregate Street
Station project has been developed in partnership with London
Midland and Network Rail.
Following a full tendering process Buckingham
Group Contracting Limited (BGCL) was awarded the contract for the
redevelopment of Malvern Link Station and the refurbishment of
Worcester Foregate Street Station. BGCL continues to develop its
specialist skills in railways, regeneration, infrastructure,
building, sports/leisure and facilities management.
Access to both platforms will be maintained at
The investment proposals in
Phase 1 of the Worcester Transport Strategy currently include:
- Improvements to the
mainentrance, including a new canopy, automatic doors and
- Improvements to the rear
entrance including a new canopy, automatic doors and enclosure of
the lift within the building
- Upgrades to the Customer
- Improvements to the Travel
Centre including new flooring, redecoration and a power-assisted
- Complete subway renovation
including new ceiling, tiled floors, a wall panel system and
- Provision of improved cycle
Programme of Works
- Main entrance: April to June 2013
- Travel Information: Centre June 2013
- Second entrance: June to August 2013
- Subway: April to June;
Although each entrance will be closed
separately for a period of the works, full access will be
maintained to the ticket office, Travel Information Centre and
platforms at all times.
Overall duration of works: 20 weeks
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At Worcester Foregate Street Station, new
canopies and entrances to both platforms will make the station more
welcoming. Automatic doors into the Travel Centre, new carpeting
and refurbishment, improved passenger information facilities and
cycle parking will also be provided.
During and after the period of the works there
will be revised opening hours for the retail and passenger
facilities at both locations. The new opening times at Worcester
Foregate Street Travel Centre are:
- Mondays to Saturdays 09-10 - 15-45
Thank you for your patience during these
upgrades, which will cause some short-term disruption. Full access
will be maintained to the ticket office, Travel Information Centre
and the platforms at all times
Regular updates will be sent out from the
@worcscc Twitter account (www.twitter.com/worcscc).
There is an opportunity for the public to meet
members of staff from Worcestershire County Council on Thursdays
between noon and 4pm from 10th April 2013, at the travel office,
Foregate Street, Worcester. Officers will be available every
Thursday afternoon for the duration of the works.
You can also contact us by letter, fax,
ringing the HUB on 01905 765765 or email on WTS@worcestershire.gov.uk
and we will respond during normal office hours.
Download the latest Foregate Street Station
Improvements Newsletter 2 (PDF 525 KB)
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This page was last reviewed 7 November 2013 at 14:56.
The page is next due for review 6 May 2015.