Bromsgrove

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Bromsgrove
Bromsgove High Street showing Cancer Research Shop - geograph.org.uk - 1102004.jpg
The High Street
Population 29,237 [1]
OS grid reference SO960708
    - London  192 kilometres (119 mi) 
District Bromsgrove
Shire county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BROMSGROVE
Postcode district B61, B60
Dialling code 01527
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Bromsgrove
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire

Bromsgrove is a town in the north of Worcestershire. The town is about 26 kilometres (16 mi) north-east of Worcester and 21 kilometres (13 mi) south-west of Birmingham. 29,237 people lived there there in 2001.

Geography[change | change source]

The layer of rock underneath Bromsgrove is mainly sandstone.[2] The soil is very good for growing vegetables. The altitude of the town is 88 metres (289 ft) above sea level.[3]

Climate[change | change source]

The climate in Bromsgrove is like most of the United Kingdom. It is an "oceanic climate." This means it is cool in summer and not very cold in winter. It can rain at any time of the year.

Climate data for Bromsgrove
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7
(45)
8
(46)
11
(52)
13
(55)
16
(61)
19
(66)
22
(72)
22
(72)
18
(64)
14
(57)
10
(50)
7
(45)
14
(57)
Average low °C (°F) 3
(37)
2
(36)
4
(39)
4
(39)
7
(45)
10
(50)
12
(54)
12
(54)
10
(50)
8
(46)
5
(41)
3
(37)
7
(45)
Rainfall mm (inches) 37.6
(1.48)
25.4
(1)
24.3
(0.957)
32.4
(1.276)
27.1
(1.067)
35.8
(1.409)
31.0
(1.22)
38.5
(1.516)
39.9
(1.571)
43.8
(1.724)
36.7
(1.445)
33.1
(1.303)
405.6
(15.969)
Source: [4]

Transport[change | change source]

Bromsgrove train station

The main A38 road goes through Bromsgrove. The M5 motorway passes by the west side of the town. The M42 motorway starts at the north of the town.

Bromsgrove train station is in the south of the town. The station is at the bottom of the "Lickey Incline". The Lickey Incline is the steepest hill for trains in Britain. An extra locomotive has to help push heavy freight trains up the hill. There are many passenger trains to Birmingham, Worcester and Hereford. There is a plan to build a new, better train station in Bromsgrove. The new station will cost about £10 million to £12 million.[5]

There is also a bus station in the town centre. Buses travel from the bus station to many places in Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

References[change | change source]


Coordinates: 52°20′07″N 2°03′28″W / 52.3353°N 2.0579°W / 52.3353; -2.0579