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Malvern Wells railway station was a station on the Worcester and Hereford section of the Great Western Railway at Lower Wyche, between Great Malvern and Colwall. On timetables it was listed as Malvern Wells GW to distinguish it from the nearby Midland Railway station which later became known as Malvern Hanley Road.

Malvern Wells
Location
PlaceLower Wyche
AreaMalvern Hills
Coordinates52°05′43″N 2°19′25″W / 52.0953°N 2.3236°W / 52.0953; -2.3236Coordinates: 52°05′43″N 2°19′25″W / 52.0953°N 2.3236°W / 52.0953; -2.3236
Grid referenceSO779441
Operations
Original companyWorcester & Hereford Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Platforms2
History
25 May 1860Station opens
19 January 1861Closed
1 February 1864Reopened
5 April 1965Station closes[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z

The station closed in 1965, but the signal box here remains open as it controls the line towards Ledbury, which becomes single track at this point prior to passing through the tunnels at Colwall and Ledbury. Trains terminating at Great Malvern also run here to reverse before returning east.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Great Malvern   Great Western Railway
Cotswold Line
  Colwall

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens

Further readingEdit

  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2004). Worcester to Hereford. Middleton Press. figs. 59-64. ISBN 9781904474388. OCLC 862604858.
  • Mitchell, Vic; Smith, Keith (2006). Bromsgrove to Gloucester. Middleton Press. figs. 71-74. ISBN 9781904474739. OCLC 931169432.