Worcester Transportation

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    Worcester and Birmingham Canal and Severn River

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 9, 2010

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    There are river cruises available in Worcester, but we arrived by canal boat. This is a very relaxing and different way to view the city. The canal ends up within walking distance of the cathedral and the Royal Worcester factory.

    There is also a canal boat rental facility right in Worcester and the Worcester Marina. Within 25 minutes cruising (including 2 locks) you will find yourself on the River Severn - we didn't go through the last two locks. We didn't do it but in good weather you can cruise by river (the Severn and the Avon) all the way to Stratford - Shakespeare country.

    After spending the night at Worcester, we cruised back north along the Worcs & Birmingham Canal past the lower end of the Tardebigge flight (of which Alvechurch is at the top).

    The Worcester base has excellent road links via the M5 and a railway station 800yds away.

    Looking down the canal toward the Severn Railroad Bridge Looking up toward a road sign Lock gate Swan on the canal
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    Worcester Walks Tours

    by St_Vincent Written Nov 7, 2006

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    Worcester Walks offers a number of themed walks with Green Badge guides including,

    Canals & Rivers
    City Centre Churches
    Tudor Times
    Sir Edward Elgar
    Pubs with Past & Passion
    Georgian & Victorian Worcester

    Each lasts around 90 minutes and leave from outside the Guildhall at 11.00am weekdays from April to September. Other dates and times by appointment. Costs £3.00each children under 12 free. Book through the website, on 07890 222117 or at the Tourist Information Centre in the Guildhall.

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    Park and Ride

    by leics Written Jun 1, 2006

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    There is only one park and ride for Worcester, on the A38 Droitwich road. Buses are frequent, taking you into the bus station in the town centre, and the site itelf has ample parking. It's always cheaper to use a park & ride for anything more than a very short visit, and far better than the hassle of trying to find a parking space in an unknown town or city.

    The fare is 2GBP......you'll need some change, as you get a ticket from a machine before you board the bus. Keep your ticket safe; not only do you need it for the return bus trip but you also need it to actually get out of the car park! This isn't made very clear, and it was only luck that stopped me screwing up my ticket in my normal fashion and having to buy another one!.

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    Railway Stations

    by ALANinWORCS69 Updated Feb 23, 2006

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    Worcester has 2 Train staions... Shrub Hill and Foregate Street.

    Foregate Street as the name suggests is located on Foregate Street... this station is right in the centre of Worcester, just south of the main Shopping areas. Trains from here are between Cardiff/Hereford and Birmingham.
    Foregate Street Station is adjacent to Worcester's General Post Office.

    Shrub Hill station again as the name suggests is located on Shrub Hill Road... this station lies just under a mile out of the Centre in a mainly industrial area to the North (although some retail and residential is adjacent) Trains from here are between Birmingham but this is the First Great Western station for London Paddington trains (via Cheltenham or Oxford)

    Foregate Street Station
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    Making Tracks

    by DUNK67 Written Aug 8, 2004

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    Worcester is reached by mainline railway and has two stations, although they are both on the same line. Foregate Street Station is in the city centre and is the most conveneant to reach, the second, Shrub Hill Station is about a mile out of the city centre.

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