of Malvern’s Railway
Community Forest supported by Malvern Civic Society in
partnership with London Midland agreed to adopt the station in
May 2017 with an aim to clear the vegetation and create a
mini-nature reserve. Since then there have been volunteer
working parties supported by London Midland and Network Rail
staff to clear vegetation and prepare for the planting of trees
and wildflower seeds. Malvern Civic Society has donated funds
towards the planting.
Rail LNW have been lobbied and they have now programmed work to
be undertaken in 2020 to restore the foliage to the columns,
repair the canopy, change the lighting to align with the
heritage of the station and be more energy efficient, plus the
platform clock will have its mechanism changed to electric
operation linked to the platform information panels.
restoration of the Pedestrian Archway leading from platform 2 to
the old Imperial Hotel (now Malvern St James School) is being
costed and Network Rail Swindon has agreed to clear all the
debris from outside the walls of the Worm. An application will
then be made to Heritage Lottery Fund who indicated an interest
in supporting the project. Railway Heritage Trust has also
offered funding towards the project. The aim is to restore the
structure and have information panels placed inside for public
to view. The current franchise operator has agreed to have the
Worm open for the public during staffing hours of the station.
who would like to join the group, please contact Ian
Powerpoint fundraising talk is available to organisations on the
Worcester to Malvern Railway Line with emphasis on Malvern.
Clement for details.
you are interested in the timeline for the railway through Malvern,
visit:the Malvern Railways page here.