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Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange

The development of Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange is a priority for Worcestershire County Council and partners. The scheme involves the creation of a new regional railway interchange,  located at the intersection of the Cotswold railway line and Birmingham to Bristol main railway line, close to Junction 7 of the M5.


Worcestershire is currently not directly served by national (inter city) rail services, despite the Birmingham to Bristol mainline passing directly through the County. This is a major constraint for economic growth in Worcestershire, as rail users are required to travel via Birmingham or Cheltenham Spa to access these services.

Worcestershire Parkway was identified in Worcestershire's first Local Transport Plan (LTP1), and has since featured in Worcestershire's LTP2 and LTP3 (the current plan). It will be a major scheme, delivering significant accessibility enhancement and decongestion benefits for Worcester and the wider sub-region (including south Worcestershire, northern Gloucestershire and eastern Herefordshire).


As part of the LTP3 delivery programme, Worcestershire County Council and partners are committed to delivering this project, and will work with colleagues in the Department for Transport to develop the business case to justify the significant investment required to deliver this prestigious scheme. This work is on going and was submitted as part of the Worcestershire Strategic Economic Plan in March 2014. The results were announced in July and £7.5million has been provisionally allocated for 2015/2016 to construct the first phase of this project.

Phased delivery

The proposal is to construct the Worcestershire Parkway station in two phases - the first phase will include the platform on the Cotswold line, the station buildings, car park and access junction from the B4084. The second phase will provide platforms on the Birmingham to Bristol line along with the required access and footbridge requirements. It is also necessary to divert a public right of way that currently passes through the site.


The scale of investment required to deliver Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange is significant, and will require close partnership working with a number of major funders and delivery agencies. Partners include:

  • Members of Parliament
  • Department for Transport
  • Network Rail
  • Train Operating Companies
  • The Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Worcestershire County Council
  • The South Worcestershire Councils

The site for the proposed Worcestershire Parkway station

The site for the proposed Worcestershire Parkway station

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This page was last reviewed 11 August 2014 at 12:41.
The page is next due for review 7 February 2016.