Worcester Shrub Hill (WOS)

Information
Type: National Rail (Cotswold &
Snow Hill Lines)
Station code: WOS
Opened: 1850
Platforms: 2
Worcester Shrub Hill is the larger of Worcester's 2 railway stations though is not in the city centre unlike Worcester Foregate Street. Shrub Hill is a much grander station though that dates from 1850 and was a joint project of the Oxford, Worcester & Wolverhampton and Midland Railways. The current station building dates from 1865.

The station has 2 platforms connected by a footbridge though people who can't use the stairs have to cross the track (under supervision). The former platform 3 was a bay platform that is no longer in use but used to host services to Cheltenham Spa. Shrub Hill is adjacent to Worcester TMD with a number of stabling sidings behind the station. The station is host to a number of fine semaphore signals.

As well as London Midland services to/from Birmingham and Malvern the station has regular GWR services to Paddington, Hereford and other destinations like Westbury.
GWR HST led by 43 189

Fine semaphores

View down the line

View from the footbridge, both platforms occupied
GWR Class 166 
London Midland Class 177 and a GWR Class 166 in the background