Trains to Worcester

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The county of Worcestershire county borders with Herefordshire to the west, Shropshire to the NorthWest, Staffordshire and West Midlands to the North, Warwickshire to the east, and Gloucestershire to the south. To the west, the county is bordered by the Malvern Hills. There are two major rivers that flow through the county, the Severn and the Avon. The city of Worcester stands on the bank of River Severn, about 30 miles Southwest of Birmingham. Worcester is most famous for its distinctive anchovy‐based sauce and porcelain.

Worcester is a popular destination for people passionate about his historical sites, the city was in fact the scene of the final battle of the English Civil War. To deepen the subject visitors can tour the Commandery which just over 5 minute‐walk from the famous Worcester Cathedral Church of Christ.

The city offers a range of pedestrianised shopping areas, such as the High Street, The Shambles and Broad Street. There are also some interesting shops in the little arcades and narrow lanes characterised by halftimber buildings. Worcester is home to England’s fastest growing University, with a unique new library with a gold roof called the Hive.

There are thousands of people travelling to Worcester each day and regular train services connect the city to the England’s cities, Birmingham and London. The city has two train stations,
Foregate Street railway station, built on a viaduct back in 1860, which is located in the City centre. This is the smaller of the two. The other station, Worcester Shrub Hill is located to the east. Worcester Foregate Street railway station has two platforms. Platform 1 serves trains from and to and from London Paddington, while Platform 2 serves east trains running directly to and from Droitwich Spa. All trains running from and to Platform 1 conveniently stop at Shrub Hill connecting the two railway stations.

Foregate Street railway station is served by West Midlands Trains for trains to Birmingham and Great Western Railway for trains to London. There is an hourly service between Hereford and New Street and two trains per hour, three at peak times, all directed to Snow Hill. Great Western Railway operate a regular service to London Paddington, a service to Bristol Temple Meads and a daily service to Southampton Central and Brighton. There are convenient connections to Shrub Hill station.

Worcester visitors travelling by train will benefit from a range of station facilities: ticket office, ticket vending machine, toilets with baby changing facilities, Wi‐Fi, and bicycle facilities. A CCTV security system patrols the station. The train station offers staff assistance for disabled, Café Loco which is located in the old signal box at the end of platform 1. Shops, waiting room and tourist information are also available at Foregate Street station. However, ATM, parking facilities and taxi rank are not available at this station. All train tickets to Worcester can be purchased at the train station or online. Book advance train tickets to benefit from discounted rates. Cheap train tickets to Worcester can only be purchase if booked in advance.