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Worcestershire Parkway

Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange Engagement Exercise

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.

Download the Worcestershire Parkway Public Engagement Exercise leaflet (PDF 2.65 MB) or take part in the online survey.

Background

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).

Parkway Exhibitions and Events

Unmanned Exhibitions

  • The HIVE Wed 1st October to Tues 21st October
  • Pershore Town Hall/ Library Wed 1st October to Tues 21st October
  • Evesham Station Wed 1st October to Tues 7th October
  • Shrubhill Station Wed 8th October to Tues 14th October

Manned Events

  • The HIVE - Wed 1st October, 10am - 1pm
  • Evesham Station (platform only) - Wed 1st October 4-7pm
  • St Peters Tesco - Fri 3rd October, 4-7pm
  • Shrubhill Station Wed 8th October, 4-7pm
  • Norton Parish Hall Mon 13th October, 4-7pm
  • Pershore Station (platform only) Wed 15th October, 4-7pm
  • St Peters Garden Centre Thurs 16th October, 10am - 1pm
  • Foregate Street Station Sat 18th October, 11am - 3pm
  • Pershore Town Hall Tues 21st October, 10am - 1pm

Progress

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.

Partners

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 15 October 2014 at 15:17.
The page is next due for review 12 April 2016.