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Celebrating Community Rail in Worcestershire

Worcestershire Community Rail Partners

Friday 23rd July 2021 10.30am-2.30pm

Lower Hall Guildhall Worcester WR1 2EY

An invitation to members of the public to drop in (no booking required) and see what the Community Rail Partnership is doing in the County. If Covid restrictions permit, the Guildhall will be making light refreshments available to attendees


18 StitchTrain Tapestries – see

Additional displays

Barnt Green – Redditch promotional video (see tied in with:

Name the Lines competition for the Barnt Green-Redditch / Bromsgrove-Worcester / Hagley-Hartlebury rail routes

This competition will complete the ‘naming’ of the railway lines in Worcestershire (the route from Honeybourne to Great Malvern is already known as the ‘Cotswold Line’). Entrants will be entered into a draw for prizes connected to the places that the three routes serve. Suggested names will be considered by a panel of judges before being put to a public vote later in the year.

Station Adoption around Worcestershire – currently there are eight adopted stations: Redditch, Alvechurch, Barnt Green, Droitwich, Malvern Link, Great Malvern, Evesham, and Wythall. A further four are in the pipeline: Bromsgrove, Worcestershire Parkway, Pershore, and Honeybourne. There are still six to be adopted!

Current Community Rail Network (CRN) / CRP funded projects in Worcestershire:

  • Wheels to Rail Four Saturdays in August of family fun to do with bikes and cycling in the Wychavon District, one day each at Droitwich, Pershore, Evesham, and Honeybourne. More information from Karen Lewing, Wychavon’s Active Travel Officer (
  • YMCA Worcestershire National Citizens Service programme Working with young people across the County to make a difference in their communities. See the results at Redditch, Bromsgrove, Kidderminster, Worcester Foregate Street, and Evesham. More information from Lea Ferris (
  • Station Neighbours Bromsgrove – local businesses looking after passengers in need of support when the station is unstaffed (logo attached)

Return to Rail (Covid restrictions on promotion permitting)

  • Rail Delivery Group national campaign
  • CRN Days Out by Rail locally focussed campaign

SLC Rail – Rail Strategy in Worcestershire

GWSR (Heritage Railway)

Malvern eBike project