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
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
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.
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
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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.