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Worcester Transport Strategy

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.

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 investment has enabled 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.

Project Elements

The investment that took place included:

  • 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
  • Provision of improved cycle parking.

Official opening

The official opening took place on Friday March 14th 2014 by Robin Walker MP. This project was successfully completed creating new high quality rail facilities for the users of Worcester Foregate Street Station with new canopies and entrances to both platforms making the station more welcoming. Automatic doors are now provided for the Travel Centre, new carpeting and refurbishment, improved passenger information facilities and cycle parking have also been provided.

Inside the refurbished Worcester Foregate Street station

Inside the refurbished Worcester Foregate Street station

The new approach to Worcester Foregate Street station

The new approach to Worcester Foregate Street station

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This page was last reviewed 8 August 2014 at 14:29.
The page is next due for review 4 February 2016.