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Worcestershire railway stations mark 150 years

Steam train

Two Worcestershire railway stations are holding celebratory events to mark 150 years of service.

A special train travelled from Worcester Foregate Street station to Great Malvern station on Sunday.

Plaques were also unveiled by Lord Faulkner of Worcester at both stations before the cutting of a commemorative cake.

A brass band, Victorian carousel and displays of Morgan cars were also organised as part of the celebrations.

London Midland commercial director Alex Hynes said: "Around 450,000 passengers use Great Malvern station each year, but I doubt if many realise the fascinating heritage of this station and line.

"London Midland staff are very passionate about Great Malvern station and I'm delighted that they've worked so hard to commemorate this important anniversary."

The line from Worcester to the Malvern stations was originally part of the Hereford & Worcester Railway.

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