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Cotswold Line Promotion Group

THE COTSWOLD LINE PROMOTION GROUP REPRESENTS USERS OF THE RAILWAY LINE BETWEEN OXFORD, WORCESTER AND HEREFORD

The Cotswold and Malvern Line has stations at OXFORD - HANBOROUGH - COMBE - FINSTOCK - CHARLBURY - ASCOTT-under-WYCHWOOD - SHIPTON - KINGHAM - MORETON-in-MARSH - HONEYBOURNE - EVESHAM - PERSHORE - WORCESTER Shrub Hill - WORCESTER Foregate Street - MALVERN LINK - GREAT MALVERN - COLWALL - LEDBURY - HEREFORD

Welcome to the Cotswold Line Promotion Group

The Cotswold Line Promotion Group is an entirely voluntary organisation which was formed on 11th March 1978, with the aim of safeguarding and promoting improvements to rail and bus feeder services along the Oxford-Worcester railway line.

In 1986, the Group's activities were extended to include the Worcester to Hereford line.

It considers that a mixture of through and local services is essential to the very future of the railway.

The line had been at risk for some time and the Group has worked to increase use of it so that no further downgrading or, ultimately closure, would occur.

Membership stood at 1,900 on April 1, 2019.

 

Latest News

Timetables

Great Western Railway (GWR) operates trains over the entire Cotswold & Malvern Line between Hereford, Great Malvern, Worcester and Oxford and between Great Malvern, Worcester, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Bristol.

  • London to Oxford, the Cotswolds, Worcester and Hereford - click here
  • Great Malvern and Worcester to Cheltenham, Gloucester and Bristol - click here

West Midlands Railway (WMR) operates services between Hereford, Great Malvern and Worcester - click here

Most of GWR's Cotswold Line services run to and from Reading and London Paddington, while most WMR services between Worcester and Hereford run to and from Birmingham's New Street or Snow Hill and Moor Street stations.

CrossCountry Trains operates services between Cardiff and the East Midlands, via Birmingham New Street, serving Worcestershire Parkway station, south-east of Worcester - click here

  • Please note that all these published timetables remain subject to short-notice alterations, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Check train times before travelling, using online journey planners.

Links to Related Sites

LINKS TO RELATED SITES. OTHER LOCAL RAIL USER GROUPS.

Ashchurch & Tewkesbury District Rail Promotion Group - supports and promotes Ashchurch for Tewkesbury station

Bromsgrove Rail User Group - for Bromsgrove station.

Friends of Malvern's Railway - community group helping to look after Great Malvern station

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway - a volunteer-operated heritage railway in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire

Rail & Bus for Hereforshire - for railways and public transport in Herefordshire

Railways in Worcestershire - is the work of the Malvern Industrial Archaeology Circle (MIAC), formed by members of the Worcester Locomotive Society

Severn Valley Railway - heritage railway running from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth in Shropshire

Stourbridge Line User Group - for the Worcester, Kidderminster and Stourbridge to Birmingham line

Vale Public Transport Group - supports and promotes public transport in the Vale of Evesham

Worcester Locomotive Society - for railway enthusiasts in Worcestershire and Herefordshire