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Great Malvern Station


Grid Reference: SO 783457

Ticket - 11th May 1960

Station sign

Great Malvern Station is without doubt the finest station in Worcestershire. It was designed by local architect, Edward Wallace Elmslie. Much of the original remains including many of the fine decorated pillars. Sadly as shown above the signs present a rather bland effort from London Midland.

FGW 43188

On a very cold 20th December 2010, First Great Western HST class 43 No.43188 pulls steadily away from Great Malvern with the very late running 10:22 service from London Paddington to Hereford.


Also on 20th December 2010 London Midland class 170 diesel multiple unit No.170632 faces up to blizzard conditions as it waits to depart from Great Malvern with the late running 13:41 Hereford to Birmingham New Street service. The train had been re-scheduled to terminate at Droitwich Spa due to snow problems at Bromsgrove. Photograph by Andrew Smith.


First Great Western class 165/1 two-car diesel multiple unit No.165111 (car No.58926 at this end) waits for right time before departing with the 14:34 service from Great Malvern to Paddington. The unit had arrived from Paddington a few minutes previously and had reversed direction at Malvern Wells. Photograph taken by Andrew Smith on 19th August 2010.


This hybrid class 158 three-car diesel multiple unit consisted of car No.52748 (from No.158748) and all of No.158768. This unit had arrived from Brighton and after reversal formed the 14:51 from Great Malvern to Weymouth. At the 'Down' platform is two-car London Midland livery diesel multiple unit No.170512 (No.50512 is leading) with the 13:49 from Birmingham New Street to Hereford. Photograph taken by Andrew Smith on 19th August 2010.

No.158882 at Great Malvern

Westbury sign

On Saturdays only the 12:23 First Great Western service from Southampton Central to Great Malvern operated, during 2010/11, with a hired South West Trains two-car class 158 diesel multiple unit as seen here at Great Malvern on Saturday 18th June 2011. The train returned from Great Malvern, at 16:51, to Westbury.

No.153325 at Great Malvern

On Thursday 8th August 2013 the 18:50 First Great Western service (train code No.2T97) from Great Malvern to Bristol Temple Meads was made up of class 153 railcar No.153325, still painted London Midland livery, and hybrid three-car class 150/9 diesel multiple unit No.150927 consisting of both parts of class 150/0 No.150127 and car No.57209 from 150/2 set No.150209. All four cars had previously been used on Centro sponsored services in the West Midlands

Also in Malvern was the plant depot of the Severn River Authority.

Malvern Wells

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