Biodiversity boost for newly restored Great Malvern railway station - The Malvern Observer

Biodiversity boost for newly restored Great Malvern railway station

Malvern Editorial 23rd Apr, 2024 Updated: 23rd Apr, 2024   0

NEW greenery has been planted at Great Malvern railway station in a bid to further improve the site following its recent restoration.

Network Rail and its contractor, Murphy, have planted 80 native-species shrubs including Blackthorn, Hawthorn, and Dog-Rose and Hazel in support of World Earth Day.

The new hedgerow was planted on land at the end of platform one which had been cleared to make way for the now completed £5 million investment in the Grade II listed station.

Improvements at the station saw the restoration of the ornate ironwork on both of the stations platform canopies as well as structural strengthening and roof and gutter replacements.

Cathleen Meehan, scheme project manager at Network Rail, said: “I hope passengers and local people are enjoying the recently renovated station which is such an important part of our railway heritage.

“We’re committed to sustainable construction and having removed vegetation to do the work, it’s really important to us that we replace plants lost as well as making efforts to improve the appearance of the grounds alongside the beautiful canopies”.

Jonny Wiseman, customer experience director at West Midlands Railway, said:

“We are proud to have worked alongside Network Rail to ensure Great Malvern remains one of the most attractive stations in the region.

“A new hedgerow, the renovation of the platform canopies and other station improvements are part of a significant investment to keep Great Malvern a picturesque station which passengers can enjoy.”


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