The Worcestershire Local Transport Plan focuses on attracting and supporting economic investment and growth, by delivering transport infrastructure and services to tackle congestion and improve quality of life. The current Local Transport Plan 3 was adopted in February 2011.
Worcestershire’s Next Local Transport Plan (LTP4) was consulted upon earlier this year (2017) and these responses are currently being evaluated. The outcomes of this consultation and the revised documents will be published shortly
Worcestershire Rail Investment Strategy
Please respond online by 5:00pm, 11 August, 2017.
Worcestershire County Council has prepared an ambitious Rail Investment Strategy to make a strong case for
enhanced County rail connectivity. Connectivity being achieved via local and long-distance rail services, to both regional and UK-wide economies in order to promote the County’s sustainable economic growth and success.
This strategy includes the rail schemes contained in the draft Local Transport Plan 4 plus any additional longer term rail aspirations for the county and looks at how these can be developed and prioritised.
The Strategy focuses on four overarching themes for rail service development. Specifically:
- two Trains per hour Worcester to Paddington;
- one Train per hour Kidderminster/Droitwich Spa/Worcester/Paddington;
- additional calls At Worcestershire Parkway for Bristol/ Manchester and Plymouth/Newcastle services;
- regional service between Kidderminster and Bromsgrove, Worcester and Cheltenham Spa, Gloucester And Bristol.
This is supported by key aspirational infrastructure schemes, essential to facilitate this new connectivity, including:
- North Cotswold Line Capacity Upgrade;
- Worcester Area and Droitwich Spa to Stoke Works capacity upgrade;
- Worcester Shrub Hill station regeneration.
- electrification of both the Bristol to Birmingham and Snow Hill lines;
- new Car Park Capacity and/or new stations.
Worcestershire County Council welcomes your views on the Worcestershire Rail Investment Strategy until 11 August 2017.
Alternatively, please print the Worcestershire Rail Investment Strategy Response Form (word document) and email it to:
Or post it to:
The Transport Strategy Team
Worcestershire County Council