Bromsgrove (BMV)

Bromsgrove is the station at the bottom of the famous Lickey Incline (Barnt Green is at the other end). It is a stop on the Birmingham-Worcester Line and one of the termini of the Cross-City Line.
Information
Type: National Rail
(Birmingham-Worcester Line
& Cross-City Line)
Station code: BMV
Opened: 1840
Platforms: 4

Bromsgrove was opened by the Birmingham & Gloucester Railway in 1840. The station didn't get off to a good start, a few months after opening a steam locomotive exploded at the station killing the crew.

The station went into a long decline, by the late 1960s it has been reduced to a single platform serving the (dwindling) number of trains stopping in both directions in peak hours only. A second platform was added in 1990.

In 2007 plans were made to build a new Bromsgrove station next to the old one (slightly more to the South). Although problems with funding and contaminated land delayed the building it finally opened in 2016. The new station has four platforms and since July 2018 has hosted Cross-City Line trains after electrification of the Lickey Incline.

Only West Midlands Railway serves Bromsgrove (Cross Country also did until recently but no longer), as well as Cross-City services to Four Oaks, Lichfield City and Lichfield Trent Valley via Birmingham New Street there are also services to Hereford via Worcester Foregate Street, Great Malvern and Worcester Shrub Hill.
WMR 170 635 departs with a Hereford bound service

Footbridge linking the platforms and the ticket hall

WMR 323 215 prepares to depart for Four Oaks

A Cross-Country service passes through, only West Midlands Railway now serves Bromsgrove

WMR 323 204 arrives with a Cross-City service

View towards Worcester