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LMS Route: Evesham to Birmingham

Alcester Station: mra551

The up platform's substantially built but sparse passenger waiting room

Alcester station's brick built up platform passenger waiting room which was built after the line was doubled through the station. The structure is rather sparse and not too dissimilar to the 'bus stop' designs seen today being open to the elements having no door nor chimney. Passengers arriving early for the Birmingham or Bearley services would have waited until the last minute before leaving the down platform's more comfortable accommodation during the winter. The row of fire buckets under the window was a sight seen at every station and were generally filled with sand which was more effective in putting out stray embers.