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Foregate Street Station Improvements

Background

The Worcester Foregate Street Station Enhancements form part of the Worcester Transport Strategy which seeks to deliver a comprehensive programme of improvements to transport infrastructure for the area. This investment tackles existing and future transport challenges, whilst contributing towards the long-term prosperity of Worcester and south Worcestershire over the next 20 years.

Introduction to the Worcester Foregate Street Works

Worcester Foregate Street is the busiest railway station in Worcestershire, accommodating well over a million rail passengers each year.

The refurbishment of Worcester Foregate Street Station forms part of the Worcester Transport Strategy, which involves a package of investment in a wide range of transport infrastructure and service enhancements. This will deliver benefits not only locally, but also across the wider region, improving access and network efficiency for all users travelling into, through and/or around the City of Worcester transport network. In particular, this investment will make Worcester more attractive to business, supporting the local and regional economy. This proposed investment is essential to enable this important interchange to continue to perform its strategic role as one of the principal gateways to the city. As such, the attractiveness of Worcester Foregate Street is critical to welcome visitors and ensure that the city remains Open for Business. The Worcester Foregate Street Station project has been developed in partnership with London Midland and Network Rail.

The Contractor

Following a full tendering process Buckingham Group Contracting Limited (BGCL) was awarded the contract for the redevelopment of Malvern Link Station and the refurbishment of Worcester Foregate Street Station. BGCL continues to develop its specialist skills in railways, regeneration, infrastructure, building, sports/leisure and facilities management.

Access

Access to both platforms will be maintained at all times.

Project Elements

The investment proposals in Phase 1 of the Worcester Transport Strategy currently include:

  • Improvements to the main entrance, including a new canopy, automatic doors and decor
  • Improvements to the rear entrance including a new canopy, automatic doors and enclosure of the lift within the building
  • Upgrades to the Customer Information System
  • Improvements to the Travel Centre including new flooring, redecoration and a power-assisted door
  • Complete subway renovation including new ceiling, tiled floors, a wall panel system and lighting and
  • Provision of improved cycle parking.

Hear the latest news…

At Worcester Foregate Street Station, new canopies and entrances to both platforms will make the station more welcoming. Automatic doors into the Travel Centre, new carpeting and refurbishment, improved passenger information facilities and cycle parking will also be provided.

During and after the period of the works there will be revised opening hours for the retail and passenger facilities at both locations. The new opening times at Worcester Foregate Street Travel Centre are: 

  • Mondays to Saturdays 09-10 - 15-45

Thank you for your patience during these upgrades, which will cause some short-term disruption. Full access will be maintained to the ticket office, Travel Information Centre and the platforms at all times

Regular updates will be sent out from the @worcscc Twitter account (www.twitter.com/worcscc).

You can also contact us by letter, fax, ringing the HUB on 01905 765765 or email on WTS@worcestershire.gov.uk and we will respond during normal office hours.

Download the latest Foregate Street Station Improvements Newsletter 2 (PDF 525 KB)

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This page was last reviewed 13 January 2014 at 13:28.
The page is next due for review 12 July 2015.