Great Malvern Station's Victorian platform shelters have been renovated.

The cast-iron canopies, a part of the station's original features, have received a new yet familiar look following a £5m investment.

Network Rail, in collaboration with contractor Murphy, replaced the overhead glazing, strengthened the structure, and repainted the ironwork on both of the station's platform canopies.



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The renovation, supported by West Midlands Railway, Wychavon District Council, and part funded by the Railway Heritage Trust, began in April 2022 and was completed shortly before Christmas.

Victorian aspects like elaborate cast-iron girders and floral sculptures were removed, restored by specialists, and refitted, ensuring the station's yesteryear charm is retained.

Scheme project manager at Network Rail, Cathleen Meehan, said: "Great Malvern is such a beautiful station and it’s been a pleasure to watch this project bring the station back to its former glory for passengers.

"We’ve worked closely with our partners to make sure the careful restoration work has been in keeping with the original features.

"Hopefully local people and tourists travelling to the area and nearby Malvern Hills will agree that the station looks wonderful and is an example of railway heritage in which we can all take pride."

Jonny Wiseman, customer experience director at West Midlands Railway, said: "I am pleased that thanks to significant investment and work carried out alongside Network Rail, passengers travelling through Great Malvern will now be able to see the fully restored historic Victorian canopies."

He added: “Great Malvern is one of the most picturesque stations in the region and retaining its features is crucial to preserving its heritage.”

The station was constructed by the Worcester and Hereford Railway in 1860, and obtained Grade II listed building status in 1969.

To strike a balance between progress and heritage, Network Rail runs several initiatives nationwide to conserve stations with historical significance.

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