RAIL users will be marking a station's anniversary next weekend.

The Cotswold Line Promotion Group is meeting to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the re-opening of Honeybourne Rail Station.

The group holds its annual general meeting at 11am at the Village Hall and will also be joined by West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin.

Mrs Baldwin is guest speaker for the event, which will also feature a question and answer session with representatives from Great Western Railway and West Midlands Trains, chaired by the group's president Lord Faulkner of Worcester.

Mrs Baldwin's predecessor Sir Michael Spicer opened the station, between Evesham and Moreton-in-Marsh, back in 1981.

Honeybourne Station – along with the line to Stratford-upon-Avon – closed in May 1969 but the station was reopened 12 years later after a two year campaign spearheaded by the Cotswold Line Group, which is now working with other agencies in a bid to reopen the route through to Stratford.