Future engineering work

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See details of routes affected by planned engineering works, including when they take effect, maps of the affected area, alternative timetables, advice for alternative travel and real-time updates.

Buses replace trains between Worcestershire Parkway / Cheltenham Spa and Great Malvern on Sunday 3 July

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Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Bristol Temple Meads and Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern / Hereford

West Midlands Railway between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern / Hereford

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Great Western RailwayWest Midlands Railway

Engineering work is taking place between Worcester Parkway and Worcester Foregate Street, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains on the following routes:

  • between Cheltenham Spa and Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street
  • between Worcestershire Parkway and Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern


West Midlands Railway:

Train services between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern / Hereford and between Stratford-upon-Avon / Whitlocks End / Birmingham Moor Street and Worcester Foregate Street will not call at Worcester Shrub Hill.

Trains between Hereford and Worcester Shrub Hill and between Stratford-upon-Avon / Birmingham Moor Street / Birmingham New Street and Worcester Shrub Hill will terminate at / start from Worcester Foregate (instead of Worcester Shrub Hill).

Trains will run to an amended timetable between Droitwich Spa - Worcester Foregate Street and Great Malvern / Hereford. Some trains from Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill to Birmingham New Street / Birmingham Moor Street / Dorridge will start from Droitwich Spa, with rail replacement buses operating between Great Malvern - Worcester and Droitwich Spa (as required).

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.